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ESPN Apologizes For Discussing Michael Sam's Showering Habits In Recent Report
Published August 27, 2014
HEADING DOWN THE WRONG AVENUE: Radio host Dan Patrick said he understands Sam is a "hot-button issue" and ESPN is covering him "because of his sexuality." However, for the net to "quote somebody anonymously to talk about this, I just thought, ‘Where are we going with this?’" Patrick: "We're getting into dangerous territory here. Salacious, just to be salacious. … There are a lot of things that people have told me over the years, it doesn't mean I can report it or should report it. What if that player is in competition with Michael Sam? What if he doesn't like gays? What if he says, ‘I can say whatever I want here. My name is not attached to it.’ This story could have blown up. It could have been huge" ("The Dan Patrick Show,” 8/27).