Michael Sam Scores OWN Docu-Series


Camille Augustin | May 15, 2014 - 2:54 pm

Michael Sam has scored a touchdown on OWN.

The St. Louis Rams defensive end draftee has teamed up with Oprah Winfrey’s cable network to create a soon-to-be-titled docu-series that will focus on his life and career as the first openly gay football player to get drafted in the NFL.

“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,” Oprah 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.”

No set air date yet, but details are forthcoming.

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