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Oprah Winfrey Network postpones Michael Sam documentary

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer

That Michael Sam documentary you heard about might not happen after all. (USATSI)
That Michael Sam documentary you heard about might not happen after all. (USATSI)

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If you were looking forward to watching the Rams linebacker Michael Sam documentary series on the Oprah Winfrey Network, you might have a longer wait than expected. Or a wait that will never end.

On Friday evening, OWN announced, via the St. Louis Post Dispatch, that the Sam documentary would be postponed.

With the backlash that occurred when the new show was announced earlier this week, this shouldn't be a huge surprise. Particularly since it makes little sense for a seventh-round draft pick who has an uphill battle to make the team to continue on with a project that might alienate his employers and/or his colleagues.

The Rams apparently didn't know about the documentary before they drafted him with the No. 249 pick in last week's draft, and even though there was a report that the NFL had that knowledge, the league has since denied it. Reportedly, some of his Sam's new teammates were upset about the plans for the show.

There's been no word on whether the documentary will be tabled forever, but it seems likely that until Sam makes the team, we probably won't see him in any kind of reality-type TV show.

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