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Michael Sam

Strikes Reality Show Deal

... With Oprah

5/14/2014 3:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Michael Sam Reality ShowMichael Sam is getting the Lindsay Lohan treatment ... as in, the openly gay football player is getting his own reality show on Oprah's TV network ... reps at OWN confirm. 

The show -- produced by the same people who did Lindsay's show -- will chronicle Sam's journey into the NFL ... and we're told Sam has already been taping the show for weeks. 

In fact, we're told Oprah's crew was in the room when Sam learned he had been drafted by the St. Louis Rams ... and clearly knew his big celebratory kiss with his BF would make for great reality television. 

Oprah issued a statement saying, "We are honored that Michael is trusting us with his private journey in this moment that has not only made history but will shape it forever."

Unclear when the series is set to debut -- or how the Rams feel about the situation.

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Bob Barker    

Enough is enough. Focus on football and stop trying to capitalize on being a fruit.

128 days ago

King Quic    

Ridiculous. :/ that's all I have to say.

128 days ago

L. Ron Hubbard -Scientologist    

More P.C. brainwashing for America!

128 days ago

King Quic    

Says he doesn't want to be known for being gay but he constantly does stuff to remind everybody he is. This dude is straight lying to everyone. He's all about the publicity.

128 days ago

Real talk     

Gggaaaaaaayyyyyy!!!!! Nobody cares about his stupid gay story...... How bout Pierre desir , that's a story. U just get tired of hearing about a guy because he's more sensitive and cry's when someone makes a joke..... Rams better prepare for an incognito incident , nothing against gay ppl. But this is suppose to be a mans sport not a desperate house wives show

128 days ago


For someone who doesn't want to be known as "The gay football player", it seems that's all I've been hearing about lately. If he's gay, so what? If he becomes a stand-out player and has a great career, good for him. If he's a wash-out and ends up selling used cars or real estate in a few years, too bad. I'm just getting tired of hearing about the gay thing.

128 days ago


I think its a great idea it might encourage other people to publicly come out! The show might not be for everyone but cant deny it is a good thing and will give insight to what he had/has/will face.

128 days ago



128 days ago


Michael Sam don't want to be known as a "gay football player" but he doing a reality show on a channel that's gayer than LOGO.

128 days ago


The Oprah has her fat fingers in everything...I predict she will own the Clippers and one day an NFL team.

128 days ago


I was on the fench about this guy, but now it seems he's just another one of these attention seekers. I no longer wish him success. I hope he fails.

128 days ago

The Truth    

Great strategy by Mr/ Mrs Sam because if the Rams cut him cause he is a one demensional player and can't make the team the Rams will have too keep him on the roster or get some bad publicity. Most analysis think at best he will be on special teams. He will be taking the place of a player that deserves it no way he gets cut.

128 days ago


Hypocritical black woman...why don't you go to Chicago and do a reality show on the 500+ murders a year there that are mostly black on black gangster crimes? Oh, what's that? You can't get involved in anything that will portray black people in a bad light? You have to manufacture "positive" black issues...like a well tanned spurm gargler and his wimpy white booty bumper boyfriend as role models for todays youth.

Oprah is about as much a racist towards her own people as those two charlatans Jackson & Sharpton. Purely pathetic!

128 days ago


How is it a "private journey?" She can learn a thing or two from Sam about coming out of the closet.

128 days ago


No one will watch it.

128 days ago
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