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.
It was the kiss seen around the world. When new NFL draftee Michael Sam kissed his boyfriend on ESPN after finding out he was going to be playing for the St. Louis Rams, it drew celebration and criticism from both athletes and fans. Now some critics are questioning if more athletes will announce that they are gay.
The complexion of the National Football League changed last Saturday after Michael Sam became the first openly gay player to be drafted.
Michael Sam waited and waited. Hours passed, rounds came and went, and eventually, there were only eight more picks left on the third and final day of the NFL draft.
Former NFL player Wade Davis came out in 2012, now he’s director of the You Can Play Project and he says the most important thing to Michael Sam is that he can play.