Professional soccer participant Carl Nassib, a defensive finish for the Las Vegas Raiders, has come out as homosexual in a historic first.
Nassib, 28, stated he made the announcement to extend visibility, and in doing so, made historical past as the primary brazenly homosexual lively participant within the NFL.
Nassib made the announcement from his dwelling in Westchester, Pennsylvania, saying he lastly felt snug sufficient to “get it off his chest.”
“I actually hope that one day videos like this and the whole coming out process are just not necessary, but until then, I am going to do my best and do my part to cultivate a culture that is accepting, that is compassionate” Nassib stated, saying a $100,000 donation to the Trevor Project, a LGBTQ youth suicide prevention group.
Other NFL gamers have come out as homosexual after retiring, however none have carried out so whereas actively enjoying.
Michael Sam was the primary brazenly homosexual NFL draftee in 2014, however, according to NBC Sports, was not on an everyday season roster and by no means performed a sport after he was drafted onto the St. Louis Rams.
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Tim Fitzsimons is a reporter for NBC News. he/him