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OWN calls off Michael Sam series

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The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) and Michael Sam’s representation announced Friday night that the documentary series that was set to feature the first openly gay NFL player has been postponed.
“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 dreams of making the team,” OWN president Erik Logan said in a statement. “OWN is about elevating and empowering people to achieve their best. It’s clear that we, along with the world, recognize the opportunity that Michael has in this moment. We will continue to support him in his journey to earn a spot playing for the Rams.”
The statement also included a comment from Sam’s agent, Cameron Weiss, who met with the Rams in person on Friday.
“After today’s meeting with the Rams, we felt it is best to postpone the project,” Weiss said. “This will allow for Michael to have 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.”

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