Chris Long gets it.
With St. Louis Rams roster cuts looming Tuesday, ESPN delivered a report from team headquarters about whether or not Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be selected in the NFL draft, will make the team. Well, it started out that way anyway.
Things took a weird turn when ESPN’s Josina Anderson began discussing Sam’s showering habits in the Rams’ locker room.
“Another Rams defensive player told me that ‘Sam is respecting our space’ and that, from his perspective, he seems to think that Michael Sam is kind of waiting to take a shower, as not to make his teammates feel uncomfortable,” Anderson reported.
The uncomfortable segment raised plenty of eyebrows, but perhaps no one had a better response to the cringeworthy report than Long. The Rams defensive end needed just eight words to get his point across.