Michael Sam Docu-Series Cancelled? OWN Network Places Show on Hold

Production on the Michael Sam docu-series has been postponed.

After a discussion between the NFL's St. Louis Rams and producers, the OWN network will not be moving forward on the docu-series, according to Deadline.
 “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 to postpone the show came after it experienced mixed reactions in the media. Many started that it would be more of a distraction to to other players. “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.” michael-sam-gay-nfl-player-missouri-sports-athletes-football The docu-series was to center on the life of Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay football player. The series was to be produced by Pilgrim Studios and the filmmaker, Amy Rice. The show was to follow Sam as he fought to join the professional football league.