It's a worry whether the sideshow that is inevitable to follow the career of Michael Sam will have too much of a detrimental affect on his NFL team and concerns are already being raised towards the 'reality show' involving the Rams new player.
The Oprah Winfrey Network recently announced they had acquired the rights to a documentary series following the life of Michael Sam and an unnamed teammate in the Rams organisation has already told ESPN that the show could become an issue.
The intrusion that could become apparent with the filming of the show hasn't sat right with everyone inside the St.Louis locker room and Josina Anderson was told by an unnamed player that he is worried of the distraction the 'reality show' may cause.
The player explained to Anderson: "It’s an interesting case that he gets to work with Oprah and have his own show, but I think it does raise eyebrows and it may be somewhat of a distraction, But this is our first time dealing with something like this, so we’ll have to wait and see how it plays out and how people react.”
Support has flooded in for the first openly gay man to being drafted into the NFL and Sam has been rather emotional when thanking the people have accepted him into professional world of sports.
Despite that, there is always worried about how people may not express their beliefs to avoid a lack of political correctness, rather than giving their honest opinion on the matter.
The unnamed player also commented on this issue by saying: "Clearly I’m not sure how everyone feels, but from what I can tell so far I think it’s a little bit of both, honestly"