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Michael Sam

ESPN Apologizes for Shower Coverage

8/27/2014 9:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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ESPN has issued an apology for a report which covered the locker room showering habits of Michael Sam

The network came under fire yesterday after Josina Anderson went on the air and reported on her discussions with multiple Rams players about how Sam is conducting himself in the locker room. 

In her report, 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."

Now, after several people -- including Rams star Chris Long -- went after the network, ESPN has issued an apology ... saying:

"ESPN regrets the manner in which we presented our report. Clearly yesterday we collectively failed to meet the standards we have set in reporting on LGBT-related topics in sports." 

So far, Sam has yet to comment on the situation. 

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SOULJA_BOY_THE_GOAT    

THAT ***GOT IS JUST WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO DROP THE SOAP. HOMO.

60 days ago
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KingKilla_2013    

Hosina is a dumb beezo

60 days ago
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OG    

I'd be uncomfortable showering knowing he's next to me. You don't know his sexual intentions.
Kick him off the team now!!

60 days ago
4.

Morton Lipshitz    

Can stand this jock FRUIT LOOP!

60 days ago
5.

FREEDOM    

COPY CAPS OFF....

60 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

We knew this would happen, every mole hill being made into a mountain because Michael Sam is a fruitcake and sensitive about everything

60 days ago
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Bridget    

Why am I shocked? A reporter goes into a line of questioning anyone with a functioning brain stem would know was inappropriate and rude. But lets all pick on Michael Sam. Because he.....sorry, I missed the part where he did something wrong.

60 days ago
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GetOverYourself    

Can you blame them? Imagine trying to shower when you have that knuckle dragging butt pirate sniffing around and checking out your junk.

60 days ago
9.

StevenB    

It would seem that the only people who have any problems with a gay player is internet losers and ESPN.

60 days ago
10.

Khloe D.    

When people have nothing but mean things to say about gay people majority are just scared of their own sexuality. I guess that's their way of denying what they too could possibly be feeling. So keep your mean comments to yourself if you don't want people to start think that YOU too might be gay.

60 days ago
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Noog    

espn is gay

59 days ago
12.

Burn in hell for calling a baby ugly    

If ESPN doesn't have any issues with gays, why are they asking questions of this nature? Better yet, why are Sam's teammates commenting on these kinds of questions? It shouldn't matter, right?

59 days ago
13.

mak920    

People are idiots. They act like Michael Sam is the only gay man to play in the NFL. Let me tell you he is not. He is just the first one to be honest about it. There have been and are hundreds of others.

59 days ago
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Jo24    

What...he takes a shower??? Now THAT'S breaking news!

59 days ago
15.

Bob    

that wasn't nearly as bad as everyone made it out to be

59 days ago
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