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Expert: ESPN Reporting On Sam’s Shower Habits Reinforces Stereotypes That Gay Men Are To Be Feared In Locker Room

ESPN has come under fire from Michael Sam’s teammates, coaches and fans after they reported on the St. Louis Rams rookie’s showering habits.

08/29/2014

Josh Gordon #12 of the Cleveland Browns warms up prior to the start of the preseason game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on August 9, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Browns 13-12 in a preseason game. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Keidel: Josh Gordon And NFL Policy

It seems we’ve jumped into the pool of relativism since we got wind of Josh Gordon’s season-long suspension for marijuana use. You have the indignant faction that can’t believe someone who smokes weed gets a year while Ray Rice skates with a two-game suspension

08/29/2014

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Michael Sam: ‘I’m Very Confident’ I’m Going To Be On The Rams Or Any NFL Team

For Michael Sam, it’s time for another waiting game, another chapter of waiting for the phone to ring and seeing what someone on the other end says about his future.

08/29/2014

Ryan Shazier of the Ohio State Buckeyes poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after he was picked #15 overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on May 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Pittsburgh’s Ryan Shazier Best Bet To Start As Steelers Rookie Since 2001

The last time the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted a rookie who made an immediate impact and started opening day was Kendrell Bell in 2001, but first-round draft pick Ryan Shazier has all the skills of an NFL starter and the backing of defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau.

08/29/2014

Michael Sam #96 of the St. Louis Rams reacts after sacking Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns during the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium on Aug. 23, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Michael Sam Gets One Last Chance To Show Rams Why He Belongs On Roster

Michael Sam is about to get one last chance to show the St. Louis Rams why he belongs on their 53-man roster.

08/28/2014

Tight end Julius Thomas #80 of the Denver Broncos is tackled by cornerback Richard Sherman #25 and strong safety Kam Chancellor #31 of the Seattle Seahawks during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Richard Sherman Makes Things Go BOOM!

He may be known for his trash-talking, but that doesn’t mean Sherman isn’t one of the most talented cornerbacks currently in the NFL. As this year’s cover athlete for Madden 15, he’s out to prove there no such thing as the “Madden Curse”.

08/28/2014

Michael Sam #96 of the St. Louis Rams reacts after sacking Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns during the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium on Aug. 23, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

ESPN Apologizes For Michael Sam Shower Comment

“We collectively failed to meet the standards we have set in reporting on LGBT-related topics in sports.”

08/27/2014

Dontrelle Inman #15 of the San Diego Chargers is congratulated by teammate Keenan Allen #13 after scoring a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys during a preseason game at Qualcomm Stadium on August 7, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

The Sky Is The Limit For Chargers’ Keenan Allen In 2014

If before the 2013 season you would tell Bolt fans that Cal rookie Keenan Allen would become the “go-to” guy for much of last season, many may have scratched their head a time or two. When all was said and done last season, Allen emerged not only as the Chargers’ top threat, but one of the top wide receiver stories around the NFL.

08/27/2014

Chris Long #91 of the St. Louis Rams looks on during pre-game warm ups before playing the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on November 11, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Rams’ Chris Long Fires Back at ESPN Over Michael Sam Shower Story

St. Louis Rams defensive end Chris Long is firing back at ESPN over a story they reported on his shower habits.

08/26/2014

Tackle Trent Williams #71 of the Washington Redskins and outside linebacker Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos exchange jerseys after the game at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on October 27, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos beat the Redskins 45-21. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

The Godzilla Of The NFL: Trent Williams

In December of 2011 the NFL formally announced the suspensions of two Redskins players, tight-end Fred Davis, and left-tackle Trent Williams. Both players received a four game suspension without pay, for testing positive for marijuana three times throughout the course of the season.

08/26/2014

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