Michael Sam, cut by the St. Louis Rams despite a solid preseason, could make a move in another professional arena if he wants.
World Wrestling Entertainment took to Twitter Monday to invite Sam to appear Sept. 8 on "Raw>," its USA Network Monday wrestling show. The upcoming edition will take place in Baltimore.
— WWE (@WWE) September 2, 2014
The organization explained further Tuesday, writing on its website that Sam would be given an "open forum" to discuss his situation.
While the long-running program has reach -- it was the second most-watched Monday cable show last week in the 18-to-49-year-old age bracket -- some social media users dismissed the WWE'S invite as frivolous.
"Cheap publicity stunt" one Twitter user wrote. "Am I drunk or is this a real thing?" another sniped.
Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL, did not make the 53-man cut and was not chosen for the Rams' practice squad, either, after an exhibition season in which he recorded 11 tackles and 3 sacks. He is now a free agent.