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  1. Michael Sam cut by St. Louis Rams

    Nick Wagoner

    The St. Louis Rams released defensive end Michael Sam on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2014
  2. Sam wants to keep being a football player

    Nick Wagoner

    ST. LOUIS -- As if from an assembly line, the labels have been thrown at Michael Sam. Since Sam announced publicly that he's gay in an interview with ESPN in February, he's heard them all. He has been called a pioneer and trailblazer. He has been ...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  3. Michael Sam's focus in the right place

    Nick Wagoner

    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- While the discussion of Tony Dungy's comments -- that he would not have made defensive end Michael Sam the first openly gay NFL draft pick -- continued from Monday afternoon into Tuesday, Sam was reporting to the St. Louis Rams for...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  4. Michael Sam feeling at home in St. Louis

    Nick Wagoner

    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- The spotlight that shined so brightly on Michael Sam immediately after the St. Louis Rams drafted him has dimmed. The majority of the media attention that once engulfed Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL te...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  5. Will documentary distract Sam from goal?

    Nick Wagoner

    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- It should come as no surprise that St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher contacted former player Wade Davis to speak to his team about how to embrace and accept Michael Sam, the league's first openly gay player. Fisher has ...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  6. St. Louis Rams have You Can Play executive address team about Mic...

    Nick Wagoner

    Soon after making the decision to make Michael Sam the first openly gay player drafted to the NFL, St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher placed a phone call to an old friend.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2014
  7. Michael Sam eager to prove self on field

    Nick Wagoner

    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- The spotlights are off, the media have dispersed and the wait is over. For Michael Sam, the St. Louis Rams' newest addition at defensive end and the first openly gay player drafted to the NFL, it's time to get down to business. ...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  8. Michael Sam of St. Louis Rams focused on football

    Nick Wagoner

    Michael Sam made it clear Tuesday his focus is on moving past the bright lights and cameras and on to making the Rams' 53-man roster.

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 2014
  9. Sam should feel welcome in St. Louis

    Nick Wagoner

    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- Less than two hours east down Interstate 70 from his college stomping grounds at the University of Missouri, Michael Sam will take his shot at becoming the first openly gay player in the NFL. The St. Louis Rams used the 249th ov...

    Blog | May 10, 2014
  10. St. Louis Rams draft wrap-up

    Nick Wagoner

    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- A wrap-up of the St. Louis Rams' draft. Best move: Putting football aside, the Rams made a historic move in using the 249th overall pick on Missouri defensive end Michael Sam. Sam became the first openly gay player drafted to th...

    Blog | May 10, 2014
  11. 2014 NFL draft -- Michael Sam drafted by St. Louis Rams in sevent...

    Nick Wagoner

    Michael Sam made history Saturday afternoon, as the St. Louis Rams made him the 249th overall choice in the 2014 NFL draft.

    Story | Conversation | May 10, 2014
  12. Sam likely not a fit for Rams

    Nick Wagoner

    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- For all the discussion about what Missouri defensive end Michael Sam's acknowledgement that he's gay could mean for his NFL future, nothing will matter as much in the final evaluation as whether or not he can be a productive player...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  13. Morning Ram-blings: On Michael Sam

    Nick Wagoner

    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- The biggest story of Sunday night into Monday was the announcement from Missouri defensive end Michael Sam that he is gay. In the past 36 or so hours, much has been written and said about what Sam's NFL future holds but there ha...

    Blog | February 11, 2014