Michael Sam Signed Reality Show Deal With Oprah Before Draft
For someone who says he just wanted to be treated like everyone else and to just see him as a football player, Michael Sam sure has a lot of extracurricular activities going on that has nothing to do with the NFL, but more to do with him being gay.
He has ESPN at his house, he is selling gear, he is talking to People magazine and now this. According to ESPN, he will be featured in a multi-part documentary on the OWN Network. For those of you who don’t know, that is owned, no pun intended by Oprah Winfrey.
I don’t have a problem with Sam trying to cash out, but don’t say you are just concentrating on being an NFL Player when you are blatantly capitalizing off the fact you are the first openly gay NFL player.
A crew from OWN was at Sam’s draft day Saturday in San Diego where ESPN broadcast him kissing his boyfriend on national TV after he was drafted. The crew will follow Sam throughout the late spring and summer as he attempts to earn a spot on the Rams roster.
That is hypocritical no matter your sexual preference.