michael sam got “denied”.
not with his football career.
he should be in mini camp right now or soon.
no this is about him being a reality star on OWN.
remember oprah wanted to cash in where she saw fit?
well an f-bi sent me the update and well…
Two days after Oprah Winfrey’s OWN announced a docu-series about Michael Sam, the first openly gay football player to be drafted into the NFL, the network is putting the project on hold. “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. We will continue to support him in his journey to earn a spot playing for the Rams.”The decision comes after the announcement of Sam’s OWN series was met with mixed reaction, with the NFL denying it had any knowledge of it before the draft.
Produced in partnership with Pilgrim Studios and filmmaker Amy Rice, the Untitled Michael Sam Project was to take an up-close look at the All-American defensive end and SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year as he enters the competitive world of pro football. Cameras were to follow Sam as he works to earn his spot on the St. Louis Rams all while under the intense scrutiny of being the first openly gay player in the NFL. “After today’s meeting with the Rams, we collectively feel it is best to postpone the project,” said Sam’s agent, Cameron Weiss of Empire Athletes. “This will allow for Michael to have a total focus on football, and will ensure no distractions to his teammates. Everybody involved remains committed to this project and understands its historical importance as well as its positive message.”
well i’m glad they axed this.
everyone is getting wayyyyyyyyy too excited.
it’s turning from:
“the amazing football player who got drafted and happens to be gay”
“the gay guy who plays football and was drafted”
he hasn’t even played yet.
the nfl is completely different from college.
no reports from mini camp yet on if he even gets along with his new team.
what if he is fuckin’ terrible?
then everyone is gonna be talkin’ shit.
he ain’t gonna be on “this” foxhole team not being able to play no ball.
i know that much.
from a PR standpoint,
they should let him have this first season completely uninterrupted.
the straights who watch football are not fully convinced.
partly because he is gay and because his combine efforts were terrible.
he was drafted damn near 2 hunnid something.
they need to start talking reality after the 2015 season ends.
an hour documentary would be suffice.
the straight baller wolves don’t even get reality shows.
that is too much distraction.
remember straight wolves don’t care about these people outside the court/field.
most gays don’t even watch football so i’m confused at all this “rah rah shish koom bah!”.
less “gay”; more “football”.
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