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ESPN's Michael Sam Coverage Creates Controversy, Prompts Backlash From Teammates

Football history was made back in May when Michael Sam was drafted by the St. Louis Rams, making him the first openly gay man selected in an NFL draft. There was immediate backlash from homophobic fans who complained when televisionShow More Summary

ESPN Regrets Being Complete Garbage

4 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

ESPN has zero competition, and so ESPN can pretty much do whatever it wants, even if it’s absolutely horrible. Never has this been on display more than a report on the showering habits of Michael Sam, an openly gay St. Louis Rams player. Show More Summary

ESPN: Sorry We Covered Michael Sam’s Locker Room Showering

5 hours agoNews : Mediaite

ESPN released a statement Wednesday saying that the cable sports channel “failed” to appropriately report on Michael Sam‘s role as an openly gay figure in the NFL.

Michael Sam's teammate offers perfect response to silly shower 'story'

5 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

Over the past few days, ESPN and other outlets have reported that openly gay St. Louis Rams player Michael Sam is spending his time at training camp self-segregating his showering habits so that he doesn't make his teammates uncomfortable. Teammate...

ESPN says it regrets Michael Sam shower report that drew criticism

5 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

After it found itself at the epicenter of a storm of criticism over a report on the shower habits of Michael Sam, the first openly gay player on an NFL roster, and his teammates, ESPN responded Wednesday morning with a further statement on the report. “ESPN regrets the manner in which we presented our report. […]

American football - First openly gay player survives Rams cut

- Michael Sam, the National Football League's first openly gay player, moved one step closer to a place in the St. Louis Rams' line-up Tuesday by surviving a league-mandated roster cut. The Rams trimmed four players from the active roster...Show More Summary

ESPN Airs Report On Michael Sam Showering Habits, Teammate Slaps Down Network [Video]

ESPN, the self-proclaimed “worldwide leader in sports,” aired a report Tuesday morning focusing on St. Louis Rams defensive end Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team — but the brief segment soon took a bizarre turn to the subject of Sam’s showering habits. Reporter Josina Anderson appeared fascinated

Dear ESPN, Michael Sam's Teammates Are Over Your Over-Coverage

Have you heard St. Louis Rams rookie Michael Sam is the National Football League's first openly gay player? It was a huge story — back in May Some people have since grown tired of what they feel is ESPN's unrelenting over-coverage of...Show More Summary

News: Mid-Term Elections, Emmys, Michael Sam, The 'Knee Defender'

22 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Berlin's first openly gay mayor will resign by the end of the year. Happy Birthday, Alexander Skarsgard! Israel and Hamas agree to long term cease-fire. Scorcese film Shutter Island being developed into HBO series. Republicans now have a 67% chance...

ESPN Considers Michael Sam’s Showering Habits Around His Teammates ‘News’ (Video)

22 hours agoSports : Total Pro Sports

Being the first openly gay player in the NFL comes with all sorts of baggage. And while there hasn’t been an overt backlash to having a gay player in the league, the biggest hardship of all might just be the annoying crap that people are peddling to turn non-stories into human interests stories at the […]

Teammate defends Michael Sam after ESPN's 'shower' report

Before Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay player, ever set foot on a football field, doubters had claimed that he would be a distraction to his team and shunned by his teammates. However, in the first media flare-up regarding Sam's...Show More Summary

Dear ESPN, Michael Sam’s Shower Routine Is Not News

Dear ESPN, nobody cares about Michael Sam’s shower habits. There’s been a lot of hype surrounding Sam, the NFL’s first openly gay player, but ESPN took things a little too far today when they started reporting about the potential St. Louis Rams player’s shower habits. Yes, apparently the world needs to know when Michael Sam […]

Rams’ Chris Long tweets response to ESPN report on Michael Sam’s shower habits

23 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Chris Long, Michael Sam’s teammate on the St. Louis Rams, responded to an ESPN report about the openly gay player and the issue of player showers late Monday afternoon. Long’s eight-word tweet: Dear ESPN, Everyone but you is over it. — Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) August 26, 2014

ESPN reports on showering habits of Rams' Michael Sam [Video]

Michael Sam already made history by becoming the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team.

ESPN: Gay NFL player Michael Sam isn't weirding out his teammates in the shower

Just when you thought we'd moved beyond all the "distraction" talk, ESPN popped in to tell us how things are going in the showers between Michael Sam — the first openly gay player drafted into the NFL — and his teammates. Reporting from...Show More Summary

The Rams Might Cut Michael Sam Because Another Rookie Is Blowing People Away

When the St. Louis Rams drafted Michael Sam, the first openly gay active NFL player, everyone acknowledged that it wasn't an ideal situation for Sam to get playing time. The Rams have perhaps the best defensive line in the NFL. It's not just star-studded with guys like Robert Quinn and Aaron Donald, it's deep — which is Sam's real problem. Show More Summary

Live Blogging: 2014 Emmys

It's the 66th annual Emmy Awards and there are some big changes. The show is broadcast live on the West Coast, with Seth Meyers as the host. GLAAD points out that "..this year's Emmy nominees included openly gay actors Jim Parsons, Jesse...Show More Summary

First openly gay NFL draftee might not make the team

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Michael Sam, who became the first openly gay football player to be drafted by an NFL team, has made waves in just three preseason games. For those who are fans of the Missouri standout, as Tyson Langland points out, there has been aShow More Summary

Springfield Morning Radio Host Claims She Was Fired for Being Gay

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A radio host in Springfield, Missouri says her recent firing from her morning show was not from budget cuts - as her employer claims - but rather because she is openly gay and had recently spoken up about advocating for...

Michael Sam, First Openly Gay NFL Player Sacks, Mocks Johnny Manziel

Michael Sam and Johnny Manziel rare two of the most talked about NFL rookies coming into the 2014 NFL season. “Johnny Football” Manziel comes in as a highly touted rookie who went much lower int he draft than expected and as one who was expected to compete for the starting quarterback job for the Cleveland

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