Fisher: Michael Sam not a distraction

Updated: July 23, 2014, 1:10 PM ET
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Openly gay rookie linebacker Michael Sam has "absolutely not" created a distraction for the St. Louis Rams, coach Jeff Fisher told ESPN Radio on Wednesday.

Fisher was asked on "Mike & Mike" to respond to Tony Dungy's comments that the media coverage following Sam's journey to become the first openly gay player to make an NFL roster would have caused him to pass on drafting him if he was still an NFL coach.

"Let's define distraction. There were a couple extra cameras during ...

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