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OWN Is Doing a Docuseries on Michael Sam

Well.  This is interesting.

It seems as if the cameras will follow Michael Sam from when he got drafted and throughout his journey of earning a spot on the Rams.

“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,” said Winfrey. “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.”

“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,” said Sam. “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.”

{via The Hollywood Reporter}

I wonder how close the cameras will be able to get as far as practice, etc. goes.  Not really sure of the scope of this docuseries yet…

And I wonder if the Rams are prepared for what happens IF they decide to cut him (in my opinion this show may have some influence)?  However, I’m not sure how long he’ll be filming and what that process looks like.

Interesting.