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Oprah's Network Plans Series on NFL's Michael Sam



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    Former Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam speaks to the media during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 22, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    The Oprah Winfrey Network says it plans to produce a documentary series following the life of Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team.

    The series will take an up-close look at the man recently drafted by the St. Louis Rams in a groundbreaking moment in professional sports. Cameras will follow the former University of Missouri football player as he works to earn a spot on the Rams while under a media microscope.

    Sam says it would be great if his story can lead others to accept who they are and go for their dreams.

    OWN did not specify a premiere date for the as-yet-untitled series or how many episodes it will be.