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Michael Sam didnít disclose doc plans, fearing it might hurt draft stock, per report
SI ^ | May 15, 2014 | Bryan Rose

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 didn’t disclose that fact to the St. Louis Rams or other teams.

Per ESPN’s Ed Werder, Sam and Co. didn’t 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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KEYWORDS: football; homosexualagenda; nfl; rams; sam
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I bet the Rams coaching management don't appreciate being lied too. If Fisher has any guts he would cut Sam but we all know Sam is being protected by Goodell for at least the 2014-15 season.
1 posted on 05/16/2014 6:59:13 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Third string. Practice squad.


2 posted on 05/16/2014 7:00:07 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: C19fan

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?


3 posted on 05/16/2014 7:00:47 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: C19fan

The Rams deserve it. They allowed themselves to be bullied into taking him, they won’t dare cut him.


4 posted on 05/16/2014 7:01:02 AM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: lacrew

The Rams can keep Oprah/Sam off their facilities. This would all about Sam outside the Rams sites.


5 posted on 05/16/2014 7:01:58 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

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.


6 posted on 05/16/2014 7:02:10 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: C19fan

Just another insufferable drama queen.


7 posted on 05/16/2014 7:02:31 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: lacrew

The NFL pretty much dictates that teams must allow access.....it’s the same with HBO’s “Hard Knocks.”


8 posted on 05/16/2014 7:03:14 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: C19fan
I heard a radio analyst, I believe it was ESPN radio, say that he had no problems with Michael Sam “trying to make some extra money” by doing this. The brainwashers are out there!
9 posted on 05/16/2014 7:03:18 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

When are the Stupid Idiots in this country going to learn that they’re being”Played”like a Stradivarius???????


10 posted on 05/16/2014 7:03:32 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: C19fan

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.


11 posted on 05/16/2014 7:03:37 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: C19fan

I’m waiting for the segment where Vito struggles to remain faithful while Michael is at training camp.


12 posted on 05/16/2014 7:03:53 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: C19fan
Ten-to-one he doesn't make the team.
13 posted on 05/16/2014 7:04:59 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: C19fan

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????


14 posted on 05/16/2014 7:05:12 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: C19fan

He has already violated NFL rules before he even started, lol


15 posted on 05/16/2014 7:05:45 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: lacrew

Yes, the team can say no. The NFL can probably say no too.


16 posted on 05/16/2014 7:06:13 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: lacrew
"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?"

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.

17 posted on 05/16/2014 7:06:30 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Andy'smom

Bullied? Jeff Fischer was ecstatic about adding Sam.


18 posted on 05/16/2014 7:06:54 AM PDT by Obadiah (Always remember that you're unique. Just like everyone else.)
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To: Night Hides Not

I wonder how proud they are that the first openly gay football player is also black? The brutha’s don’t care for that.


19 posted on 05/16/2014 7:06:57 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: Night Hides Not
where Vito struggles to remain faithful

does that mean keep it down to 2 other partners at a time in the gay community?

20 posted on 05/16/2014 7:07:48 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Obadiah

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.


21 posted on 05/16/2014 7:08:18 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: C19fan

just cause you got drafted, doesn’t mean you’ll get signed.


22 posted on 05/16/2014 7:08:27 AM PDT by sappy (criminaldems)
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To: C19fan
If Fisher has any guts he would cut Sam but we all know Sam is being protected by Goodell for at least the 2014-15 season.

If he did that, the mainstream media along with the entire left/liberal establishment would go bonkers as they did in the Sterling case.

23 posted on 05/16/2014 7:09:36 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Mr. K

And that guy in the NBA, who became the first openly homosexual player in the NBA, is also black. Interesting.


24 posted on 05/16/2014 7:09:47 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Fiji Hill

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.


25 posted on 05/16/2014 7:11:54 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
Third string. Practice squad.

And only throw him out there for third-and-short against the best chop-blocking teams in the league.


26 posted on 05/16/2014 7:12:49 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: dfwgator

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.


27 posted on 05/16/2014 7:12:59 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Miss Sam was whining that she wasn’t taken in the Third Round.


28 posted on 05/16/2014 7:13:42 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: lacrew

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.


29 posted on 05/16/2014 7:14:51 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: C19fan

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.


30 posted on 05/16/2014 7:15:29 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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My good FRiend, you are 100% wrong in this. The NFL set Sam up..they've perfectly screwed him ( pun intended). Consider threee things we can absolutely agree on:

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..

31 posted on 05/16/2014 7:16:45 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Mike Darancette

I think the NFL was in on it.....they want that Gay dollar, the largest untapped market for the league.


32 posted on 05/16/2014 7:17:19 AM PDT by dfwgator
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The Rams can keep Oprah/Sam off their facilities.

Aren't the players locked down the first couple of weeks of training camp, especially the rookies?

33 posted on 05/16/2014 7:17:31 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: C19fan

If the Ram players gaze him along with the other rookies then they are homophobes, if they leave him alone they are homophobes.


34 posted on 05/16/2014 7:20:15 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

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.


35 posted on 05/16/2014 7:21:15 AM PDT by kjam22 (my music video "If My People" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
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To: Night Hides Not

I’m waiting for the segment where Vito gets whacked by his grandfathers old crew.


36 posted on 05/16/2014 7:21:31 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: C19fan
How come no one is pointing out that Michael Sam is a traitor to his race?

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?!

37 posted on 05/16/2014 7:21:50 AM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Flycatcher

LOL, are you suggesting that he got “The White Prize”?


38 posted on 05/16/2014 7:23:19 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: C19fan
Football: It's all about love...



/s.
39 posted on 05/16/2014 7:24:32 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: ken5050

Good point on that.
The offensive line veterans will take Sam to school.


40 posted on 05/16/2014 7:26:46 AM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is now the CPUSA)
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To: Mike Darancette

gaze S/B haze - Geeze


41 posted on 05/16/2014 7:26:51 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: dfwgator

Exactly. Lol.


42 posted on 05/16/2014 7:27:01 AM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Dallas59

Ebony and Ivory.....


43 posted on 05/16/2014 7:34:41 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: C19fan

Great. A whole new Oprah show to show the world that he sucks D-— .....literally. (rimshot)


44 posted on 05/16/2014 7:35:10 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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I’m waiting for the segment where Vito gets whacked by his grandfathers old crew.

I just read about Vito's grandpa. I don't think the family is at all pleased with Vito's choice of "lifestyle."

45 posted on 05/16/2014 7:42:09 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: C19fan; All
FYI..a superb, must-read column from David Whitley, Orlando Sentinel.. "If Tim Tebow were gay, all would be forgiven"
46 posted on 05/16/2014 7:43:08 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

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.


47 posted on 05/16/2014 7:43:38 AM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: C19fan

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.


48 posted on 05/16/2014 7:43:49 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: C19fan
BS. I bet that everyone involved was in on the plan to be part of this "groundbreaking" milestone.

Everything happened too quickly to to be pure chance.

49 posted on 05/16/2014 7:46:39 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: dfwgator
...they want that Gay dollar, the largest untapped market for the league.




50 posted on 05/16/2014 8:10:14 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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