Oprah's Network Postpones Sam Documentary

2 years 1 month 1 week ago May 17, 2014 May 17, 2014 Saturday, May 17 2014 Saturday, May 17, 2014 8:43:00 AM CDT in Mizzou Xtra
By: The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - The planned documentary by the Oprah Winfrey Network on Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay player, has been postponed.

Erik Logan, president of the network, says Friday that the postponement will allow Sam "the best opportunity to achieve his dream of making the team."

As a seventh-round draft pick, Sam will face hefty challenges just to make the St. Louis Rams. Being the subject of a TV documentary could have been a major distraction for the defensive end from Missouri.

So after meetings with the Rams on Friday, OWN decided to delay the project.

 

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