WWE Invites Recently Cut Michael Sam To RAW On Monday [Video]
At the moment, seventh round draft pick Michael Sam is looking for a job after being cut by the St. Louis Rams.
Making his mark as the first openly gay man in professional football, the WWE wants to use its platform to discuss the important topic of homosexuality on its weekly Monday night show RAW.
According to its release on its website.
Former St. Louis Rams defensive end Michael Sam has been invited to participate in an open forum on the Sept. 8 edition of Monday Night Raw in Baltimore. Sam, who was named the 2013 Southeastern Conference co-Defensive Player of the Year, became the first openly gay player to be drafted to the NFL last spring, when the Rams selected him as a seventh-round pick. Despite impressive play in the preseason, Sam did not survive the Rams’ final roster cuts over the weekend and was not named to the team’s practice squad as many believed he would.
Now I’m not sure he didn’t make the team because of his orientation, but moreso because the Rams needed to fill many holes due to injuries. I’m sure he’ll be able to sign on with another team before the season ends.
I also am not sure WWE would be the best platform for such a conversation considering that the public wouldn’t even know wherehter it would be a shoot or a work.
Plus, they have one of their own wrestlers in Darren Young who is openly gay himself being left out of the conversation as he agreed by retweeting some messages from other fans. If anybody should be part of the conversation it should be him… right?
Check out the video below, do you think Sam should show up on WWE programming?