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Rams not concerned over Michael Sam reality show

Michael Sam

Missouri defensive end Michael Sam speaks during a news conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Sam came out to the entire country Feb. 9, and could become the first openly gay player in the NFL. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)


An unnamed teammate of Rams defensive end Michael Sam may have concerns about Sam’s reality show on Oprah’s network. The team itself, however, doesn’t share those concerns. Yet.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Rams intend to cooperate with Sam in a way that will make the entire situation -- including reality show -- work out for everyone.

It’s unknown whether the Rams knew about Sam’s plans for a reality show when drafting Sam. As best we can tell, the team wasn’t aware.

Obviously, the Rams are aware now. And they’re intent on finding a way to make the situation successful.

Part of that naturally will be finding a way to ensure that teammates who have issues with Sam’s reality show or anything else (including the team arguably giving Sam special treatment) express their views internally to the organization -- and not anonymously to the media.