NFL Blocks Oprah's Attempt to Make Michael Sam a Reality-TV Star

Michael Sam runs with the football at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Feb. 23 Photograph by David Drapkin/AP Photo

It took two days for the National Football League to squash the Untitled Michael Sam Project, a reality-TV show that would have starred the first openly gay rookie as he tried to earn a spot on a professional roster.

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