Skip to comments.Michael Sam didnít disclose doc plans, fearing it might hurt draft stock, per report
Posted on 05/16/2014 6:59:13 AM PDT by C19fan
The Oprah Winfrey Network is set to begin production on a documentary series surrounding Michael Sam, a plan that Sam and his representatives knew about before the draft. The problem? The latter group didnt disclose that fact to the St. Louis Rams or other teams.
Per ESPNs Ed Werder, Sam and Co. didnt disclose their OWN documentary plans to teams ahead of the draft out of fear that he might not be picked. St. Louis scooped up Sam at pick No. 249 overall.
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Third string. Practice squad.
Don’t the Rams get a say in this?
What if they don’t want a reality show camera crew in training camp...can they say no?
The Rams deserve it. They allowed themselves to be bullied into taking him, they won’t dare cut him.
The Rams can keep Oprah/Sam off their facilities. This would all about Sam outside the Rams sites.
I knew right away when he kissed his little white friend, that he was planning on a reality show. Just shocked it wasn’t ESPN’s idea.
Just another insufferable drama queen.
The NFL pretty much dictates that teams must allow access.....it’s the same with HBO’s “Hard Knocks.”
When are the Stupid Idiots in this country going to learn that they’re being”Played”like a Stradivarius???????
The Rams were incredibly stupid to hire this guy. There’s no way that the PC Police will allow them to discipline or fire him. And there’s no way they will be allowed to keep him on the bench, even if he plays badly.
Hire a double-PC guy, and you are stuck with him forever.
I’m waiting for the segment where Vito struggles to remain faithful while Michael is at training camp.
Remember that we live in a politically correct world now.
Under political correctness, certain people, such as homosexuals, are special because, well just because.
If you are a member of a special recognized grievance group, such as homosexuals, then you are allowed to get away with things the rest of us are not allowed to get away with. You are held to a different standard than the rest of us.
In this case, Sam was allowed to lie about, and/or not disclose his intentions about the reality show. He will not be called to task on this, because of his membership in the grievance group known as homosexuals.
I’ve heard Oprah’s network has very low ratings, and she has had problems getting her network off the ground.
I don’t even get Oprah’s network. It’s on a higher tier of channel packages, which I don’t get as of now. Am I homophobic if I don’t sign up for the higher level of channels, so I can then watch Michael Sam’s reality show????
He has already violated NFL rules before he even started, lol
Yes, the team can say no. The NFL can probably say no too.
Sure they do, but if they don't cooperate with enthusiasm, they will be anally probed by the media, the leftist grievance groups, probably the League, and Obama.
Bullied? Jeff Fischer was ecstatic about adding Sam.
I wonder how proud they are that the first openly gay football player is also black? The brutha’s don’t care for that.
does that mean keep it down to 2 other partners at a time in the gay community?
The NFL basically promised the Rams owners that if they wanted to move back to LA, they would make it happen.
And certain considering that it’s LA, having a gay player certainly will help attract a fan base there, especially in West Hollywood.
just cause you got drafted, doesn’t mean you’ll get signed.
If he did that, the mainstream media along with the entire left/liberal establishment would go bonkers as they did in the Sterling case.
And that guy in the NBA, who became the first openly homosexual player in the NBA, is also black. Interesting.
I bet he’s guaranteed to make the team.
What many may not realize, is that many low round draft picks such as Sam, do not make the team coming out of training camp. Just because he was drafted doesn’t mean he’s guaranteed a spot on the regular season roster.
Before all of this circus with him started, NFL scouts thought he was a marginal NFL prospect. But, for whatever reason, this is the person the NFL chose to have as their “Jackie Robinson” homosexual player.
Well this brings up an interesting thought. Maybe the NFL knew about Oprah all along, and authorized the show...but didn’t tell the teams.
Miss Sam was whining that she wasn’t taken in the Third Round.
I am almost certain the NFL knew.
Knowing this Administration, they have gone out of their way to remind the NFL that their Anti-Trust Exemption can go away at any time.
So how does an OWN documentary help him make the team? Will the cameras follow him to training camp? Sam lied by omission to the NFL.
1. The NFL knew that Sam wasn't good enough to be drafter. If he wasn't openly gay, no one would be writing/talking one word about him. 2.The NFL knew that if Sam wasn't drafted, there would be a media s**t storm. The league would be accused of homophobia, etc...you can write the script.
3. The league, and the players, really don't want an openly gay, and publicity seeking player, in the locker room, and in the league. Every game would have to deal with the "story"
So the NFL arranged to have Sam drafted in the 7th and last round, by the Rams. "Nice," convenient story line..he played his college ball in the same state, Missouri. All warm and fuzzy...
EXCEPT FOR ONE THING:
The Rams have, by general consensus, among the top 3-5 defensive lines in the entire league. Therefore, Sam's chance of making the team are greatly reduced..actually..they're just about impossible. They're are about 15 NFL teams that could use some D-Line help.
So Sam goes to the Rams training camp..he'll be one of the last ones cut..after having been given ample time to demonstrate he's not good enough to play in the NFL..and by then it'll be too late for any other teams to bring him into camp for a tryout..
So, Sam's finished..kaput...and the NFL's problem is solved. Nicely done.
One more thing: When the players start full contact practice..and during the pre-season games..the O-Line players have an extra incentive to make Sam look bad.. they can ensure he's off the team, out of the league..by shutting him down on the field..
I think the NFL was in on it.....they want that Gay dollar, the largest untapped market for the league.
Aren't the players locked down the first couple of weeks of training camp, especially the rookies?
If the Ram players gaze him along with the other rookies then they are homophobes, if they leave him alone they are homophobes.
I’d guess on a career ending knee injury (cut block while engaged) during spring training. Rams can pay his disability for the next 20 years and chalk it up to being stupid.
I’m waiting for the segment where Vito gets whacked by his grandfathers old crew.
His boyfriend is WHITE!
This is unnacceptible. I'm sure there must be many fine, young black men that he can "couple" with.
Where is Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson?!
LOL, are you suggesting that he got “The White Prize”?
Good point on that.
The offensive line veterans will take Sam to school.
gaze S/B haze - Geeze
Ebony and Ivory.....
Great. A whole new Oprah show to show the world that he sucks D-— .....literally. (rimshot)
I just read about Vito's grandpa. I don't think the family is at all pleased with Vito's choice of "lifestyle."
I do get Orca channel but like you said she is on a higher tier of channels and I have never bother to look at her channel even on Comcast on Demand.
1. The televised (and choreographed, IMO) kiss on another man.
2. Whining about not being drafted in the first three rounds.
3. Not telling the team that drafted him about the fact Oprah Winfrey will be doing a “reality show” about him, much of the video footage which will very likely be shot at the Rams’ training facilities.
But.. somehow.. Sam only wants to be judged on his performance on the field and “nothing else.”
Having grown up hating the L.A. and later StL Rams, I am finding this more laughable than anything else. The Rams thought they would win some easy “progressive” points. What they have is a drama queen that they’ll never be rid of.
Everything happened too quickly to to be pure chance.