Shortly after he was drafted in the 7th round by the St. Louis Rams, defensive lineman Michael Sam signed on to do a reality show with the OWN network.

Sam, who came out as homosexual months before the draft was in rookie training camp this week. The St. Louis Rams allowed media to come out. Among the cameras out there were from OWN.

Many in the media thought that the presence of cameras following Sam everywhere would be a distraction to the team. The Rams brass agree. As of right now, his show has been put on hold after his agent met with the Rams and realized it’s a huge distraction that could seriously jeopardize his chances of making the team.

The Rams organization were apparently the last to find out about the show as the NFL and Sam were both aware that OWN wanted to document his story.

After finding out what was going on, the Rams asked that the show be put on hold while Sam and his teammates work.

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.”

Source: TMZ