Oprah acquires rights to Sam series

Updated: May 15, 2014, 10:35 AM ET
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) announced on Wednesday that it had purchased the rights to a documentary series that will follow the life of Michael Sam. Terms were undisclosed, but sources said that negotiations to make the deal took two months.

Sam became the first openly gay man to be taken in the NFL draft when he was picked Saturday in the seventh round by the St. Louis Rams.

Cameras for the network were with Sam when he received the call that he was drafted and will ...

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