The Oprah Winfrey Network plans to produce a documentary series following the life of Michael Sam. Cameras will follow Sam as he tries to earn a spot with the St. Louis Rams. Sam said it would be great if his story can lead others to accept who they are and go for their dreams.
Sam is absolutely right, but I have one problem with this. Michael Sam, you were drafted to be a football player. You pointed much of your blame, about the attention paid to you being gay, on by the media, but now you take the biggest icon in media and use her company to follow your path to the NFL? I’m sorry, you can’t have it both ways.
Now, does Michael Sam really want to be an NFL football player. Yes, I believe so. But, I wonder if his agent or “his people” are looking out for his best interest…do they believe he can really make it in the NFL? Are they setting up these deals so Sam makes money in his 15 minutes of fame? I’m interested to know the thought process that went behind this decision, because right now Sam should have one focus. That’s learning and training as hard as he can to make the St. Louis Rams.
Watch my video, hear out my view points, and you’ll also listen again to some of Sam’s comments, then please share your thoughts with me below.