The Rams drafted Sam and didn't appear on the show that year.
It turns out, according to multiple sources, that the league agreed not to ask the Rams to appear that year on HBO’s yearly summer series, HARD KNOCKS, if they drafted Sam.
Does anything the NFL does really surprise anyone? How do you tell a team to draft someone?
And here everyone thought the Rams drafted him because they wanted him or wanted to make some social statement. Nope they didn't want to be on a TV show.
It makes you wonder how they got their move to LA pushed through. I bet a stupid TV show was part of the deal.
The 2016 Hard Knocks team is the Rams