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Long on guts, all Michael Sam needs is a fair shot 

By Jim Litke, Associated Press Sports Columnist

Among the hundreds of players eligible for this year’s NFL draft, one has come out and announced he’s gay.

For all the dramas that will grab center stage each time a big name moves up or down the board, the fate of Michael Sam — and whether he gets a real shot to play at the next level — could wind up trumping them all.

More than a few players and front-office execs have vowed they’d play alongside anyone if he made them a better team. This could be the weekend that claim is put to the test.

Sam is under-sized (6-foot-2, 252 pounds) by NFL standards, so the skills that won him acclaim as one of the top Read more of this post