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ESPN reports on showering habits of Rams' Michael Sam [Video]

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Sam could make some real news if he survives roster cuts as the NFL's first openly gay player

Michael Sam already made history by becoming the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team.

It remains to be seen whether he will become the first openly gay player to actually play in a regular season game for the St. Louis Rams. He will have to survive a couple of roster cuts, the first coming by 1 p.m. PDT Tuesday.

If he does make the cut, that would be significant news.

In the meantime, ESPN is providing us with reports like the one above from "SportsCenter" earlier Tuesday, letting us know all about Sam's showering habits and how they affect his Rams teammates.

Reporter Josina Anderson informs us that one player thinks Sam "is respecting our space" and could be "waiting to kind of take a shower as not to make his teammates feel uncomfortable."

She added that Rams players Kendall Langford and Alec Ogletree told her they "weren't tracking that" but also said that "while Langford told me, 'Now, listen, I have not been in the shower at the same time as Michael Sam,' there definitely could be a million reasons as to why that is."

[Updated Aug. 27, 9:05 a.m.: Josh Krulewitz, a vice president in ESPN's communications department, tweeted this statement Wednesday morning: "On Tuesday's Michael Sam report: '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.'"]

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