Report: Robbie Rogers’ coming out story inspires new comedy TV series

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According to reports, the coming out of former Leeds United player Robbie Rogers has inspired a comedy series.

Rogers came out publicly as gay in February 2013 and immediately announced his retirement from football, instantly departing Leeds United as a midfielder.

He later reversed his decision to quit the game and signed for US team LA Galaxy. reports that Universal TV may fund the development and production of a series, which would see Rogers act as producer.

The report states that Universal has optioned the rights of Rogers’ story to be produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron’s Storyline Entertainment. The pair will work as executive producers.

Earlier this year, an eight-part series to follow out NFL player Michael Sam in his personal life as he embarked on his playing career with the St Louis Rams, was postponed indefinitely.