WWE's Michael Sam Offer Gets More Mainstream Attention - Sam Unlikely to Show Up
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 09.02.2014
For more than the obvious reason...
- As we've been reporting, WWE made an offer to Michael Sam last night on Raw to show up next week and explain "his side of the story" in terms of why he didn't make the St. Louis Rams. Obviously its a shameless publicity stunt on WWE's part, but it's working. As reported earlier, the Michael Sam story is getting mainstream attention with Fox News, CBS and other mainstream outlets reporting on it. Whether it results in any good press for the company has yet to be seen.
ESPN's SportsNation discussed the topic today, with host Max Kellerman sayind that he shouldn't appear on Raw if he has any aspirations of playing in the NFL and a poll conducted on the show showed that 72% agreed with Kellerman. Now, it may not be an issue because ESPN also reports that Sam is flying to Dallas on Tuesday to take a physical for the Cowboys. If he passes, Sam will be signed to the team's practice squad.
Obviously, signing to an NFL team would mean that Sam is exceedingly unlikely to show up on Raw.