SHAKING OUR HEADS: ESPN Reports on Michael Sam’s Showering Habits

It is one of those moments that’s leaving us shaking our heads: ESPN’s coverage of Michael Sam, the first openly gay NFL player, has reverted to an utterly important topic: how he is taking his showers while in training camp.

The television clip from Sports Center, which we have below, features reporter Josina Anderson explaining how other players are reacting to Sam. Apparently, Sam is “respecting their space” and, according to a player, Sam is “waiting to take a shower as not to make his teammates feel uncomfortable.” Anderson continues her report in a rather matter-of-fact tone, claiming that others players “aren’t tracking” when Sam takes a shower (perhaps ESPN shouldn’t be tracking this, either…just a thought). There’s also discussion about whether or not Sam has played well enough to make the final roster on the Rams.