Michael Sam Gets a New Docu-Series With #OWN

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Michael Sam is getting his OWN reality show thanks to Oprah Winfrey.

Michael Sam is making history by being the first openly gay athlete to be drafted in the NFL. Sam said he was confident that he would make it to the final St. Louis roster.

The Oprah Winfrey Network announced today that it is working with Sam on a Docu-series. It’s not clear as of now how much locker and practice footage will be captured.

“We are honored that Michael is trusting us with his private journey in this moment that has not only made history but will shape it forever,” Winfrey said in a statement. “I am proud of the focus on authentic storytelling in our new documentary series format. The next real-life story we follow in ‘The Untitled Michael Sam Project’ promises to spark valuable, important discussion on life in America today. Acceptance and illumination start here.”

Said Sam in that same statement: “Like every player out there working to make a team right now, my focus is on playing football to the very best of my ability. I am determined. And if seeing my story helps somebody else accept who they are and to go for their dreams too, that’s great. I am thankful to Oprah for her support and excited to work together.”

Source: CBS Sports

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