The Rams reportedly struck a deal with the NFL to draft defensive end Michael Sam in exchange for a Hard Knocks dispensation. Rams coach Jeff Fisher has called that suggestion “absolutely absurd.” Michael Sam hasn’t.
“I’m not surprised at all,” Sam said on Twitter in response to the tweet from Howard Balzer that the decision to draft him came in exchange for a commitment not to tap the Rams on the shoulder for the mandatory Hard Knocks assignment in 2014.
It’s unclear why Sam feels that way, and now the land rush has commenced to get Sam to elaborate on his remarks.
The NFL has yet to respond to a request for comment on the subject.