Oprah Winfrey’s OWN has decided to postpone the Michael Sam docusseries project set to chronicle the journey of the first openly gay player to ever be drafted in the NFL.
According to E! News, both the network and Sam’s agent confirmed Friday that the project will be put on hold in order to allow the young star to focus on football.
“After todays meeting with the Rams, we collectively feel it is best to postpone the project,” said Sam’s agent.
OWN also met with the Rams and came to the conclusion that it was best to hold off on the show, “allowing Michael the best opportunity to achieve his dream of making the team.”
The network continued, “OWN is about elevating and empowering people to achieve their best. It’s clear that we, along with the world, recognize the important opportunity that Michael now has in this moment. We will continue to support him in his journey to earn a spot playing for Rams.”