Michael Sam may have not been invited to become part of the St. Louis Rams practice squad but the defensive end has been cordially invited to WWE Raw next week in Baltimore.
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The official WWE account on twitter made the big announcement that Michael Sam has been invited by the company to appear at their entertainment spectacle in Baltimore.
The tweet explained: "2013 @SEC Defensive Player of Year & @NFL @STLouisRams draft pick @MichaelSamNFL invited to @WWE #RAW next week!"
Sam is an imposing figure standing at 6"2 and weighing around 261 pounds but can almost look small next to some of the incredible athletes that the WWE can spotlight.
The defensive end looking for a job in the NFL wouldn't be the first athlete to cross paths into the entertainment industry by accepting an invitation from the WWE, in 2008 boxer Floyd Mayweather participated in WrestleMania XXIV where he managed to emerge victorious after facing the 7 ft, 425 pound Big Show.
The St. Louis Rams have confirmed their 10-man practice squad and much to most people's surprise, the rookie defensive end Sam has been omitted from the roster.
Sam has been caught up in a media whirlwind ever since he announced that he would be the first openly-gay athlete to enter the NFL draft and was selected by the Rams in the 7th round of this year's draft.
The 24-year-old has performed admirably on the turf as the defensive end put in some really impressive displays throughout the pre-season, culminating in a 6-tackle (team high) performance against the Miami Dolphins in the final game before the regular season.
The interest however has been following Sam intensely off-the-field, even to the point where ESPN decided to report on the 'showering habits' of the rookie whilst a part of the organisation.
The network since have apologised for their coverage but the fact remains that Sam has not caused a single problem in the locker room of the Rams and had been a model professional in his brief stint with the franchise.
The future remains unclear for the defensive end who continues to pursue his dream of playing in the NFL, time will only tell whether he can find a home in the league or whether an appearance on WWE could become a regular fixture.
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