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ESPN apologizes for report on Michael Sam’s shower habits with Rams

Friday, August 29, 2014
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ESPN has apologized for airing a segment by reporter Josina Anderson that focused on how members of the St. Louis Rams are dealing with showering with openly gay teammate Michael Sam. The report greatly angered Rams coach Jeff Fisher, who called it unethical, reports Outsports.com

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Michael Sam accepts Arthur Ashe Courage Award

Thursday, July 17, 2014
St. Louis Rams' Michael Sam, left, and his partner Vito Cammisano arrive at the ESPY Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in Los Angeles.
Michael Sam, the first openly gay NFL draft pick, was awarded the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the annual ESPY Awards on Tuesday. Sam, who announced earlier this year that he is gay, teared up throughout his speech and his voice faltered at times as he accepted the award, named for the late tennis player who died in 1993 after contracting HIV from a ...

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Dallas host: ESPN airing Michael Sam kiss ‘shocking,’ strippers OK for a.m. TV

Friday, May 16, 2014
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After the internet exploded earlier this week with video of Dallas morning show host Amy Kushnir storming off the set amid a heated debate over ESPN’s broadcast of Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend, Kushnir took to Fox News on Thursday to further lament that the kiss was “shocking,” “inappropriate” and “over the top.”

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Dallas morning show anchor storms off set during Michael Sam kiss discussion

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
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Dallas morning show host Amy Kushnir stormed off the set of KTXD-TV's "The Broadcast" on Tuesday following a heated discussion of whether ESPN should have broadcast Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend on hearing the news he had been drafted by the St. Louis Rams.

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Former Ole Miss guard calls Michael Sam TV coverage ‘nasty ass shit’

Monday, May 12, 2014
Marshall Henderson
OXFORD, Miss. -- Former Mississippi basketball player Marshall Henderson says ESPN's coverage of Michael Sam becoming the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL was "nasty ass shit" and that he is boycotting SportsCenter.

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No hesitation for networks airing Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend

Monday, May 12, 2014
Michael Sam shares a kiss with his boyfriend, former Missouri varsity swimmer Vito Cammisano, on learning the news that Sam had been picked by the St. Louis Rams in the NFL draft on Saturday, May 10, 2014.
The handsome football player gets drafted by an NFL team, plants an emotional kiss on his sweetheart and gives sportscasts a feel-good video clip. It's a scene that plays out for dozens of draft picks...

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Radio host: ESPN issued guidance on gay terms following Collins’ coming out

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Tony Kornheiser
ESPN Radio talk show host Tony Kornheiser on Tuesday said the sports network issued guidelines to its employees for discussing gay athletes following NBA player Jason Collins’ announcement Monday that he is gay.

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ESPN regrets ‘distraction’ caused by reporter’s anti-gay remarks

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Chris Broussard
NEW YORK -- ESPN says that it regrets the "distraction" caused by one of its reporters who described Jason Collins as a sinner after the NBA center publicly revealed that he was gay.

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ESPN sportscaster: ‘I would not characterize’ Jason Collins as Christian

Monday, April 29, 2013
Chris Broussard
ESPN sportscaster Chris Broussard on Monday publicly bashed Washington Wizards' center Jason Collins, just hours after the veteran NBA play became the first active male player in the four major American professional sports to come out as gay.

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Rutgers reconsiders dismissal of basketball coach over abusive behavior, gay slurs

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
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NEWARK, N.J. — Rutgers University said it would reconsider its decision to retain basketball coach Mike Rice after a videotape aired showing him shoving, grabbing and throwing balls at players in practice and using gay slurs.

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