Results tagged “Sports” from Last Word

"You beat a woman and drag her down a flight of stairs, pulling her hair out by the roots? You're the fourth guy taken in the NFL draft. You kill people while driving drunk? That guy's welcome. Players caught in hotel rooms with illegal drugs and prostitutes? We know they're welcome. Players accused of rape and pay the woman to ... [Read]

"I am an openly proud gay man." -- Michael Sam, defensive lineman for the Missouri Tigers, in an interview with ESPN. Named the Associated Press' "SEC Defensive Player of the Year," Sam is eligible for the NFL draft in May, and, if selected, could become the sport's first openly gay player. Watch the ESPN interview below. Follow @metroweekly Join our ... [Read]

Morning TV host Robin Roberts used her Facebook page to thank those who have helped her recover from a rare and serious blood disorder. Somewhere between her expressions of gratitude to God, her dog and her GMA fans, Roberts seems to have acknowledged, perhaps for the first time, that she has a female partner: "I am grateful for my entire family, ... [Read]

Darren Young came out as gay earlier this week in an impromptu interview with a TMZ videographer. On Friday, the "WWE Superstar" followed up on his unexpected revelation by appearing on the Today show. Young told Matt Lauer that he was not only glad to finally step forward, but that he was also in love and a lucky man to be ... [Read]

Robert Griffin, III (aka RG3) told GQ magazine that he thinks now is the time for gay football players to come forward. In a series of outtakes from his new interview, RG3 was asked if an active player might come out in the near future: "Yeah, man. I think there are [gay players] right now, and if they're looking for ... [Read]

WWE proud to support gay wrestler Darren Young

Harvey Fierstein happy and humbled by wrestler's tweet

Posted by JD Uy
August 15, 2013 2:40 PM |
"On TMZ this morning, WWE Superstar Darren Young (Fred Rosser) revealed to the WWE Universe that he is gay. WWE is proud of Darren Young for being open about his sexuality, and we will continue to support him as a WWE Superstar. Today, in fact, Darren will be participating in one of our Be A STAR anti-bullying rallies in ... [Read]

A reporter for gossip site TMZ caught up with WWE wrestler Darren Young at  LAX airport. He asked the WWE superstar if a gay wrestler could be successful in that business. Young seemed to surprise the reporter by replying that he was gay: "Absolutely, look at me. I'm a WWE Superstar, and I'll tell you right now, I'm gay and I'm ... [Read]

Chris Culliver of the San Francisco 49ers participateed in an impromptu interview Jan. 29 with provocative talk-show host Artie Lange, and his comments about gay men and gay teammates have caused quite a stir ahead of the Super Bowl.  After asking Culliver how many "white chicks" he would "bang," Lange asked him if any gay men had approached him and ... [Read]

Chris Kluwe of the Minnesota Vikings appeared on CNN Tuesday to discuss several political issues, but primarily the NFL player addressed the buzz surrounding his notable stance in favor of marriage equality. Kluwe told correspondent Poppy Harlow that gay Americans are not benefiting equally under the law. And, regarding his famous letter to Maryland Delegate Emmett C. Burns, he stated: ... [Read]

"I can assure you that gay people getting married will have zero effect on your life. They won't come into your house and steal your children. They won't magically turn you into a lustful cockmonster. They won't even overthrow the government in an orgy of hedonistic debauchery because all of a sudden they have the same legal rights as the ... [Read]

"Like any sports fan, I can appreciate her sporting achievements. But I don't think that gives her license to spread the kind of hateful comments that she is spreading. And in fact I think it's irresponsible for somebody to use their sporting fame to spread these kinds of views." Former AMA president Professor Kerryn Phelps, who is spearheading criticism over ... [Read]

''caught up on Trueblood. Not a fan of how they get u hooked w/ 2 seasons then bring on barrage of homosexuality....'' ''After speaking with Eagles management, I realize that my tweet earlier was insensitive and tasteless, and for this, I deeply apologize.'' ''It was not my intention to offend or hurt anyone.'' Seires of Tweets posted by Todd ... [Read]

''We are Isiah and Joshua Thomas. We posed for the NOH8 Campaign because we believe that all hate and discrimination is wrong. It is time for full equality and equal rights for everyone, regardless of race, sexual orientation, religion, or gender.'' Taken from the NOH8 campaign, an online photographic exhibit featuring people who have tape over their mouths and ... [Read]

''He was one of the most talented writers I've ever worked with.... He was a gentle man, a kind man. It's just a tragedy.'' LA Times Sports editor Mike James about sportswriter Mike Penner who began the transition from male to female just two years ago, and announced in his writing that he would go on vacation for a ... [Read]