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Michael Sam

REALITY SHOW ON HOLD

After Realizing It Pissed Off the Rams

5/16/2014 5:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Michael Sam's reality show is officially "on hold" -- after the linebacker's agent met with the Rams and realized it's a huge distraction that could seriously jeopardize his chances of making the team.

DUUUUHHHHHHHHH.

Of course, Sam struck a deal to star in a docu-drama for Oprah's OWN Network about his journey to the NFL as the league's first openly gay player. 

The NFL reportedly knew about the show, but when the Rams drafted Sam -- they had no idea -- and everyone on the planet knew the team would view the show as an unwanted "distraction."

Everyone ... except Sam. 

But today, Sam's agent met with team honchos ... and it's clear they spelled it out for him -- it's in Sam's best interest to get rid of the cameras or else he could be looking for a new job. 

Sam's agent released a statement saying, "After today’s meeting with the Rams, we collectively feel it is best to postpone the project. This will allow for Michael to have a total focus on football, and will ensure no distractions to his teammates."

"Everybody involved remains committed to this project and understands its historical importance as well as its positive message." For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
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john weaver    

If your REALLY serious about football, then PLAY football.
If you REALLY want to make a STATEMENT, PLAY football.
If you REALLY intend on doing as you SAY, PLAY FOOTBALL.
ANYTHING ELSE just makes everyone else look AWAY!!.
IF you want the attention put it ON THE FIELD, it will be SEEN BY MILLIONS. Your little reality show will end up in the GUTTER.

69 days ago
17.

static    

Congratulations Rams the fun for you is just beginning.

69 days ago
18.

01void    

Who cares about an other stupid reality show, he can become Kim's brother on her mothers show.

69 days ago
19.

Joe    

This is what straight people hate. Having that lifestyle thrown in our faces. When people use to say. 'What people do in their own bedrooms is no one else's business.' Ok... But it is no longer in their private bedroom. It is on tv, in parades, too much in people's faces.

69 days ago
20.

christy    

Historical importance!? Give me a break! All this guy want is attention. What happened to do ask don't tell? Nothing against gays, I don't care! I don't care! Who cares? This guy is going to turn into a huge liability. Why is he being glorified? Just get out there and play football like a man. I bet he files a lawsuit before the season is over because of a locker room comment.

69 days ago
21.

JLS    

MORE TMZ sports! That's all that's here other than rappers and their little criminal antics. Sad. TMZ used to be much broader based. These days it's for young males. VERY young males.

69 days ago
22.

Ron Fing Swanson    

All the gays supported the Rams for drafting this guy, but when they cut him will they call for a boycott.

69 days ago
23.

HumanNature    

FOOTBALL AND REALITY SHOW DON'T MIX!!!!!

69 days ago
24.

vicksux    

The Rams will be crucified when they cut him. He is not that great of a player.

69 days ago
25.

allygirl_2002@yahoo.com    

He agreed to do it because he and his whack agent saw dollar signs. Not a top agency like CAA or Rosenhaus Sports. How could they even entertain this? Non problem with the kid being gay but all that kissing a cake. How embarrassing. You don't see a heterosexual couple acting like that when they get drafted. Bortles has the HOT gf and they didn't even show her. Agent might need a PR professional. Where's the common sense here?

69 days ago
26.

wesley    

Black men and he gay = tv show wow...where is this world turning too...who who rthe hell would wacth it ...but why would u..I'm not bashing ity I hate all reality show all of them...they are a joke to all mankind's...

69 days ago
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allygirl_2002@yahoo.com    

Secondly, historical importance? Bahahaha. He's already trashed it by acting money hungry and attention seeking. After all that kissing and then the cake - he made a joke of what COULD have been historical.

69 days ago
28.

fat_albert    

Let him have his show and cut him off. He will be a distraction anyways.

69 days ago
29.

Rusty Shackleford    

dont care.
i wouldnt watch it anyway.

69 days ago
30.

brooks36    

This dude has been trying to sell hats and tees too and now a reality show....he's going to get cut before his career even starts.

69 days ago
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