ESPN apologizes for Michael Sam “showering habits” report

Openly gay NFL player Michael Sam
Michael Sam of the St. Louis Rams

ESPN has posted an apology for it’s rather odd reporting on the showering habits of out NFL-er Michael Sams.

‘ESPN regrets the manner in which we presented our report,’ the network said in a statement Wednesday (27 August).

‘Clearly yesterday we collectively failed to meet the standards we have set in reporting on LGBT-related topics in sports.’

In the report it is now apologizing for, reporter Josina Anderson said: ‘Another Rams defensive player told me that “Sam is respecting our space.” And that, from his perspective, he seems to think that Michael Sam is kind of waiting to take a shower, as not to make his teammates feel uncomfortable.’

Rams defensive end Chris Long sent out this tweet after the segment aired: ‘Dear ESPN, everyone but you is over it.’

(via Gay Star News)