Michael Sam just got into the NFL, and now he’s landed his own TV deal.
The first-openly gay football player to be selected in the draft will be the focus of a new multi-part documentary series to air on Oprah’s OWN network, produced by the same crew that filmed Lindsay Lohan’s reality show.
‘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 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,’ Winfrey added.
The announcement was somewhat surprising since Sam said at a press conference yesterday that he just wants to focus on training.
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