Michael Sam from the OWN Documentary Special “Michael Sam”
Los Angeles – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will air the exclusive documentary, “Michael Sam,” on Saturday, December 27 (9-10:30 p.m. ET/PT). The 90-minute documentary follows the life of Michael Sam, who made history when he became the first openly gay football player drafted into the NFL.
Following the documentary special, Oprah Winfrey speaks exclusively with Michael Sam in his first television interview since being cut from the NFL on a special episode of “Oprah Prime” beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.
“MICHAEL SAM” DOCUMENTARY EXCERPT: With only 23 picks left in the draft Michael Sam contemplates whether he made the right decision to come out
MICHAEL SAM: The draft was the longest three days of my life. I went upstairs and then I was thinking, should I have came out? Did I make the right choice of coming out and telling the world I was gay? And then I’m looking outside, through the window, and I’m thinking that, and then I felt a hand all over my shoulder and that person was Vito. And in that moment I was like, I don’t care what happens. I made the right choice to come out.