News

Oprah producing Michael Sam docu-series

Oprah producing Michael Sam docu-series

MICHAEL SAM:The Rams selected Sam, 24, on Saturday in the seventh round of the NFL Draft three months after the defensive end from the University of Missouri came out publicly. Photo: Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Oprah Winfrey’s OWN television network said on Wednesday that it will produce a documentary series about St. Louis Rams football player Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted in the NFL.

The network, which is jointly owned by Winfrey and Discovery Communications Inc, said the series will follow Sam as he prepares for a career in professional football and tries to make the Rams roster.

The Rams selected Sam, 24, on Saturday in the seventh round of the NFL Draft three months after the defensive end from the University of Missouri came out publicly.

PHOTOS: Draft day

Sam’s story attracted wide attention in the lead-up to the annual draft, and his tearful embrace of his boyfriend when drafted has quickly become an emblematic moment for the sport.

A start date for the series, its title or the number of episodes OWN planned to air were not announced.

(Reporting by Eric Kelsey; Editing by Piya Sinha-Roy and Andre Grenon)

Local Headlines

1 hour ago in Local

Iowa Property Credit Claim

Fresh
dollar sign

There is a program that has funding to help homeowners with taxes, who meet the criterias.

5 hours ago in Local

Say Yes To The Prom Dress

prom

Saturday's Say Yes To The Prom Dress event runs from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the Spencer Middle School...

5 hours ago in Local

Emmet County Overlay Contract Awarded

Road Work 1280

The hope is for the N-52 project to be complete this Summer...

7 hours ago in Local

Royal Boil Advisory

boilingwater

The city is currently repairing a water main break...

7 hours ago in Local

Miss Shamrock Contestants Sought

stpatsemm

Entries are due February 26th...