Results tagged “football” from Last Word

"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]

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]

"I started feeling very different and it was a case of, 'All right, I'm good at football and I get attention from girls. Why don't I want that? What's wrong with me?' I realised I was gay when I was 14 or 15. I was like, 'I want to play football. But there are no gay footballers. What am ... [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]