Michael Sam’s reality show dreams have been put on hold after his team, the St. Louis Rams, said they had no idea Sam was even considering a show and threatened his position with the team.
Sam’s agent released a statement saying
“After today’s meeting with the Rams, we collectively feel it is best to postpone the project. 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.”
Football should be Michael’s priority. We’re not mad at the team for stepping in.
OWN had met with the Rams as well and ultimately agreed that it would be best to postpone the project “allowing Michael the best opportunity to achieve his dream of making the team.”
The network continued: “OWN is about elevating and empowering people to achieve their best. It’s clear that we, along with the world, recognize the important opportunity that Michael now has in this moment. We will continue to support him in his journey to earn a spot playing for the Rams.”