The NFL knew about the planned Michael Sam documentary before he was drafted. Unless it didn’t.
In response to a report from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the league knew about the project before the Rams drafted Sam but failed to share that information with the Rams or any other team, the NFL says that it did not know Sam had struck a deal with Oprah Winfrey.
“The league was not aware there was an agreement with the Oprah network,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told PFT via email. “We learned of this in the days after the draft.”
McCarthy added that the league has not signed off on the project, and that the NFL hasn’t granted permission to the OWN network to use team names or logos.
So unless the footage consists of Sam away from the workplace, there possibly won’t be a documentary at all.