>Considering that St. Louis no longer has an NFL franchise and we’re in the middle of spring training, March Madness, etc., right about now would seem a rather unusual time for the city’s 590 The Fan to fill the airwaves with discussion of the 2014 NFL Draft. But when you consider that KFNS’ newly ensconced program director, Dino Costa, has already gone on record expressing his dismay at having to witness former Missouri DT Michael Sam showing affection towards another man, a clearer picture emerges of the former’s agenda.

imaginary unnamed sources, claimed the Rams only selected Sam in the seventh round as a payback to a public relations-minded NFL, in exchange for avoiding the subsequent training camp being documented by HBO’s pile-o’-distractions, “Hard Knocks”. Never mind that Sam’s only NFL training camp would’ve awfully tough for the premium cable channel to resist, Rams head coach Jeff Fisher insists that Blazer is, well, totally full of shit. The Los Angeles Times’ Gary Klein transcribes Fisher’s comments from Thursday morning’s “Mike & Mike” program (ESPN Radio) :

Fisher said the report regarding Sam was “absolutely absurd.”
“It’s 100% incorrect,” Fisher said. “I was really taken aback by those comments. It’s insulting, from my standpoint, as it relates to Michael.

“We had three seventh-round picks. We drafted Michael, he was the best player on the board. Who in their right mind would think that you give up a draft choice to avoid doing something like that, something that I think that would benefit the organization?”

The Rams cut Sam, who signed with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. He left the team in 2015 for personal reasons.

“Michael worked so hard,” Fisher said. “He was the best player on the board.

“He worked so hard to try to make this football team. Obviously, we had a good defensive line. But really not fair to Michael because of all the hard work he put in as well.”