St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher is not very happy with ESPN and reporter Josina Anderson, who created a whole report earlier this week about the showering habits of openly gay defensive end Michael Sam.
The story did not go across well with anybody, with Rams players, members of the media and football fans of all teams on Twitter labelling the piece a complete farce and disgrace to journalism.
Rams head coach Jeff Fisher has joined in with those blasting Anderson - who coincidentally hasn't tweeted since the report went live - for her “unethical” and “very, very unprofessional” report on Sam’s showering.
Hoping Sam to be Cut
“Obviously she came in, in all likelihood to see if there was gonna be a roster move at the 75 cutdown as it relates to Mike Sam," Fisher said earlier today.
"That didn’t happen. But she needed to do something, and it’s my understanding that she manufactured this story,” Fisher told the St. Louis Post Dispatch.
Out of Line
Fisher also stated that Anderson violated the team’s media policy with her report.
“We have a media policy, and we’re very flexible. We have open practices. Players are available. We have open locker rooms … She was out of line because she went and contacted several players on their personal time.”
“I’m disappointed for Mike,” Fisher added. “I’m disappointed for the players who she put in this position, and mostly I’m disappointed for her because she felt what she was doing was right, and it wasn’t right.”
Fellow Rams defensive end Chris Long made a brief comment on social media telling ESPN to get over the Michael Sam story because everyone else has.
I really hope that Anderson and ESPN aren't allowed anywhere near the Rams for a long, long time after this disgraceful showing.