Muslim athletes in US hope for continued acceptance

By AP Sports Writer NOAH TRISTER ,

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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 1988, file photo, former world heavyweight boxing champ Muhammad Ali prays with a class of Muslim boys at Dafaalah el Sa'em Mosque in Khartoum, Sudan. Photo / (AP Photo/Abder Raouf, File)

FILE - In this Nov. 23, 1988, file photo, former world heavyweight boxing champ Muhammad Ali prays with a class of Muslim boys at Dafaalah el Sa'em Mosque in Khartoum, Sudan. Photo / (AP Photo/Abder Raouf, File)

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah isn't worried about facing any hostility over his religious views.

"For the most part people are very respectful," said Abdullah, who is Muslim. "I don't go outside hoping no on

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