WWE invites Michael Sam to 'Raw' after getting cut from the NFL

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Days after he was released by the St. Louis Rams, the NFL's first openly gay player Michael Sam has been invited to the next episode of "WWE Raw."

WWE made the announcement Monday, Sept. 1, offering to give Sam a live microphone to address their TV audience. That was followed by a letter to the football player on WWE's website from Chief Business Officer Stephanie McMahon.

"Exhibiting class and dignity rarely shown in professional sports, Michael Sam, WWE invites you to next Monday's Raw to speak of your struggles to succeed, lessons you have learned along the way, the courage it takes to be yourself and the prospects of your continued journey.

You are a role model, who, by example, can encourage everyone to stand up and openly be themselves."
Sam has yet to respond to WWE's invitation.
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