St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said rookie defensive end Michael Sam, who is the first openly gay player in league history, has not been a distraction to the team.
Speaking on ESPN Radio, Fisher dispelled the idea of additional media coverage impacting the team.
“Let’s define distraction. There were a couple of extra cameras during early OTAs. There may have been an extra camera yesterday as rookies reported and went on the field the first time. Mike’s a very passionate athlete. He’s very focused on trying to make this football team."
Sam was drafted in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL draft by the Rams.
- Paul Palladino