NFL says they were not aware Michael Sam had agreement to do docu-series
All the fuss about Michael Sam and his new docu-series wasn’t received well. When he was drafted in the 7th round, it became instant history and national news. While the focus about Michael Sam should be how he’ll fit with the Jeff Fisher system with the St. Louis Rams, it’s still about his sexuality. The recent announcement that the Oprah Winfrey Network acquired the rights to produce a docu-series about Michael Sam’s journey was a surprise to everyone, including the NFL.
Reports stated that the NFL was aware of the deal. They said they were not:
“We learned of this in the days after the draft,” NFL vice president of communications Brian McCarthy said Friday via e-mail. “As to having signed off on the project or granting rights or logos. . . .We have not signed such an agreement.”
No information has been set as when the docu-series will be released, but it is my hope that it won’t be an even bigger distraction for Michael Sam and the team.
Your Jersey Girlfriend,