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ESPN issues apology following Michael Sam shower report

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ST LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 16:  Michael Sam #96 of the St. Louis Rams warms up prior to the preseason game against the Green Bay Packers at Edward Jones Dome on August 16, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) By Jamie Squire ST LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 16: Michael Sam #96 of the St. Louis Rams warms up prior to the preseason game against the Green Bay Packers at Edward Jones Dome on August 16, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) By Jamie Squire
ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 8:  Michael Sam #96 of the St. Louis Rams pass rushes in a preseason game against the New Orleans Saints at the Edward Jones Dome on August 8, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images) By Michael Thomas ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 8: Michael Sam #96 of the St. Louis Rams pass rushes in a preseason game against the New Orleans Saints at the Edward Jones Dome on August 8, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images) By Michael Thomas
ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 8:  Michael Sam #96 of the St. Louis Rams pass rushes against the New Orleans Saints in a preseason game at the Edward Jones Dome on August 8, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images) By Michael Thomas ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 8: Michael Sam #96 of the St. Louis Rams pass rushes against the New Orleans Saints in a preseason game at the Edward Jones Dome on August 8, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images) By Michael Thomas

(FootballStL.com) – ESPN issued an apology Wednesday following a report about Michael Sam's showering habits.

On Tuesday, An ESPN reporter brought up Sam and how he fit in with the Rams roster when she said:

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. 

On Wednesday, the network released a statement saying, "ESPN regrets the manner in which we presented our report. Clearly on Tuesday we collectively failed to meet the standards we have set in reporting on LGBT-related topics in sports."

The report, seen below, attracted criticism from viewers and players alike.  Chris Long tweeted his opinions shortly after the report aired.

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