OWN Postpones Michael Sam Docuseries

OWN Postpones Michael Sam Docuseries

Just two days after OWN announced plans for a Michael Sam docuseries, Variety reports that the network has decided to postpone the project about the new Rams player.

"After careful consideration and discussion with the St. Louis Rams, 'The Untitled Michael Sam Project' has been postponed, allowing Michael the best opportunity to achieve his dream of making the team," OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network's Erik Logan said in a statement. "OWN is about elevating and empowering people to achieve their best. It's clear that we, along with the world, recognize the important opportunity that Michael now has in this moment. We will continue to support him in his journey to earn a spot playing for the Rams."

After meeting with the Rams today, Sam's rep Cameron Weiss of Empire Athletes said: "This will allow for Michael to have a total focus on football, and will ensure no distractions to his teammates. Everybody involved remains committed to this project and understands its historical importance as well as its positive message."

The multi-part documentary series was set to follow the life of Michael Sam, who made history when he became the first openly gay football player drafted into the NFL by the St. Louis Rams and spotlight the former University of Missouri football player and his historic journey as he prepares to enter the biggest professional sports league in America.

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