Let the circus begin: [h=1]Michael Sam gets a reality show on Oprahâ€™s network[/h] Posted by Michael David Smith on May 14, 2014, 7:14 PM EDT APRams defensive end Michael Sam is getting a reality show. The Oprah Winfrey Network announced today that it is working with Sam on a reality TV project that will show his life as the first openly gay player in the NFL. â€œWe are honored that Michael is trusting us with his private journey in this moment that has not only made history but will shape it forever,â€ Oprah Winfrey said in a statement. â€œI am proud of the focus on authentic storytelling in our new documentary series format.â€ Thereâ€™s been no word on how much access the Rams will give the reality TV cameras, but it wouldnâ€™t be surprising if the team has some qualms about it. NFL teams generally prefer for their rookies to put all their energy into football, not outside projects. Thatâ€™s why A.J. McCarron quickly distanced himself from it when his fiancee, Katherine Webb, was reportedly in talks for a reality show. And that may be why Sam, in a statement, made clear that his focus is on making the team. â€œLike every player out there working to make a team right now, my focus is on playing football to the very best of my ability,â€ said Sam. â€œI am determined. And if seeing my story helps somebody else accept who they are and to go for their dreams too, thatâ€™s great. I am thankful to Oprah for her support and excited to work together.â€ Working with Oprah will be nice, but working for Jeff Fisher is what Sam really needs to do in the next three months, if he still wants to be a Ram in four months.