Stephanie McMahon, as Chief Brand Officer of WWE (not her character), penned an "Open Letter" to Michael Sam to formally invite him to next week's episode of Monday Night Raw in Baltimore, Maryland:
Exhibiting class and dignity rarely shown in professional sports, 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.
You can read the letter in its original format here on dot com.
We first reported on Sam's invitation to Raw here at WrestlingNewsWorld.com. Sam, a standout defensive end for the University of Missouri, was cut from the St. Louis Rams last week. He would have been the first openly gay player to play in the National Football League.