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Sam: Many gay players, some contacted me

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DALLAS (AP) Michael Sam says there are "a lot" of gay players in the NFL and some have reached out to him.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Sam gave a speech Thursday at the Dallas Holocaust Museum and took questions from the audience.

Sam said: "I'm just saying there is a lot of us." He added he'd never out a player who confided in him, but "there's some famous people."

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Hernandez fiancee discusses money, gun

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez and his fiancee traded expressionless glances Friday as she took the witness stand to testify in his murder trial.

Shayanna Jenkins was called by prosecutors after being granted immunity, which means she was ordered to testify by the court or face time behind bars.

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Panthers claim OT Martin, sign WR Boykin

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Panthers spent Friday looking to upgrade their depth on offense.

Carolina claimed offensive tackle Jonathan Martin off waivers from San Francisco and signed free wide receiver Jarrett Boykin from Green Bay.

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Arrest in Hernandez case bomb threat

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) Police have arrested a man who they say called in a bomb threat that forced the evacuation of the Massachusetts courthouse where Aaron Hernandez's murder trial is being held.

Fall River police arrested 55-year-old Paul Haddad of Westwood on Thursday night. Haddad is being held without bail after being arraigned Friday. It's not known if he has a lawyer who could comment on the accusations.

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Pagano plans to keep job for many years

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Colts coach Chuck Pagano says in a statement Friday night that he expects to keep his current job for "many years to come."

Pagano is entering the final year of his original four-year deal with Indianapolis. Earlier this week, Pagano told local reporters at the league's annual meetings that the run defense must improve or someone else will fix it.

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Vikings, CB Newman agree to 1-year deal

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Vikings and cornerback Terence Newman have agreed to terms on a one-year contract worth as much as $2.5 million, including $750,000 guaranteed, that will reunite the veteran with coach Mike Zimmer for his 13th NFL season.

The Vikings announced the deal Friday with Newman, who spent the last three years with Cincinnati after nine with Dallas. Zimmer, entering his second season with Minnesota, was Newman's defensive coordinator for six years: four with the Cowboys and two with the Bengals.

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Bears get ex-Jaguars starting CB Ball

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract with former Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Alan Ball.

The move was announced Friday.

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Titans sign CB Harris for 1 year

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have signed cornerback Brandon Harris to a one-year contract.

The Titans claimed Harris off waivers from the Houston Texans last year. He played 11 games for the Titans and had nine tackles, three passes defensed and two special-teams stops.

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DE prospect Gregory: I failed drug tests

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Defensive end Randy Gregory said he tested positive for marijuana at the NFL scouting combine last month and that he failed two drug tests at Nebraska last year.

Gregory disclosed his marijuana use in an interview with NFL Media on Wednesday.

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City, county join up to keep Chargers

SAN DIEGO (AP) The county and city of San Diego are joining forces in a bid to keep its NFL franchise.

Mayor Kevin Faulconer and county supervisors said Thursday that the two governments would spend up to $500,000 on consultants, attorneys, bankers and other experts. Voters will eventually decide whether to back a new stadium for the San Diego Chargers.

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