Oprah Winfrey’s Network Backs Down On Michael Sam Documentary

Focus On The Rainbow

micahel sam According to the Associated Press the planned documentary on Michael Sam has been postponed for now.

In a released statement Erik Logan, President of the OWN cable/SAT network said “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.”

When I first heard about this project being put forth just days after Sam was selected in the NFL draft my reaction was “so typical of picking up on the flavor of the month to get ratings”.

Were Sam not openly gay and the first to be so in the NFL, this project wouldn’t have even been thought of. Sam should be looked upon for his merits as a football player not because he is a gay man.

If nothing else this decision will take pressure off of Sam and…

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