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View Poll Results: Should the gay NFL players reveal themselves?

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Old Apr 18th, 2013, 07:33 PM   #76
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Re: 4 Gay NFL Players to Potentially "Come Out"

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The Real Queens of Kerry Rhodes. They can stick them all in a house together and they can bitch fight over who gets to be Kerry's down low boyfriend.
Did you mean "us" and "we", respectively?
Cause that's the vibe I'm getting from this thread.
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Old Apr 18th, 2013, 07:41 PM   #77
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Re: 4 Gay NFL Players to Potentially "Come Out"

Hollywood is not to be outsmarted:

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....I had a driver and he even gave me his Aston Martin. He later bought me my own car and because I’m not a dumb bi**h I made sure to get it my own name and he paid the whole thing off! He treated me very well....
And I guess Kerry is a lost puppy without his handler:

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....Kerry is kinda a dumb athlete, like a dumb jock. So, I took care of things that he didn’t understand....We were in love and it was real. But now look at him! He’s lying and looking like a real dumbazz. Why couldn’t he just STFU and no even said anything. He had to deny it like I wasn’t real. Like, I never existed. What the hell?....
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Old Apr 18th, 2013, 07:58 PM   #78
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Re: 4 Gay NFL Players to Potentially "Come Out"

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....Kerry is kinda a dumb athlete, like a dumb jock. So, I took care of things that he didn’t understand....We were in love and it was real. But now look at him! He’s lying and looking like a real dumbazz. Why couldn’t he just STFU and no even said anything. He had to deny it like I wasn’t real. Like, I never existed. What the hell?....
He has a point.
That's disrespectful.
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Old Apr 18th, 2013, 08:05 PM   #79
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Re: 4 Gay NFL Players to Potentially "Come Out"

Oh definitely. Looks like Kerry was all over the place on whether to come out. Not just photography but footage of their life together was shot. Teammates all knew. Possible encouragement that Hollywood get a reality show.

Then the photo-leaks occur when he's a free agent and he flips suddenly. Must have hurt (or gone according to H's post-engagement plans).
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Nope, that's just his "assistant."

http://www.tmz.com/2013/04/11/kerry-...akeout-photos/

Kerry needs to just come out already, this is Blind Gossip's item for today:

[Blind Gossip] It looks like this professional athlete crossed the wrong ex-employee.

While the athlete claims that he and the ex-employee were simply “close friends” – and has been denying that they had a sexual relationship with the employee – the employee is not supporting the athlete’s version of events.

The male employee is now telling anyone who will listen, “He loved me like a brother, but he f*cked me like a wife.”

He says he has plenty of photos and text messages to back up his side of the story. He says that he is speaking out because he wants the truth to be out there… but also admits that he would also like to star in a reality show.

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Ex-Employee (not famous):

http://blindgossip.com/?p=52704#more-52704
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That thing is every bit of FOIN! He could get it!
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Re: 4 Gay NFL Players to Potentially "Come Out"

This is why a gay football player should be in a relationship with another gay football player if at all possible.

He should have known that that queen was gonna tell it all.
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Oh definitely. Looks like Kerry was all over the place on whether to come out. Not just photography but footage of their life together was shot. Teammates all knew. Possible encouragement that Hollywood get a reality show.

Then the photo-leaks occur when he's a free agent and he flips suddenly. Must have hurt (or gone according to H's post-engagement plans).
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Re: 4 Gay NFL Players to Potentially "Come Out"

I think that Whitlock is correct in this article.


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Simpson also revealed something very interesting, if true.


“Yes, his teammates did know about me,” Simpson told Bossip.com. “It was kinda unspoken but I was at all his training camps and events. The other wives knew and loved me, too. I was always there. It was no secret.”

In general, athletes are verbally unsophisticated, but their actions in a work environment can be quite mature, tolerant and sophisticated. Within the Arizona Cardinals and/or the New York Jets locker room, according to Simpson, no one cared who Rhodes frolicked with off the field and away from the locker room. Rhodes’ teammates seemingly only cared whether Rhodes could make plays.
We — fans and media — are the people who really care about what Rhodes does in his bedroom and with his male assistant.

We are not as tolerant as football players. This is the beauty of team sports. They give participants a clear goal, a mission that helps teammates see past differences and focus on an individual’s ability to help the team reach its goal.

Hollywood Simpson isn’t on a team. He’s out for himself. He’s likely trying to launch a reality TV career. He’s hoping to be Ken Kardashian. Simpson plans to take advantage of Rhodes’ relative fame and ride it to riches. That’s the way of the world in the 21st century.

And that’s why a talented, closeted athlete is far more fearful of his non-teammates than his teammates. When baited by a comedian in the media, 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver made an ignorant homophobic remark before the Super Bowl. I don’t think his words reflect what his actions would be if he found out Colin Kaepernick was gay. (I’m in no way suggesting Kaepernick is gay; it’s just a hypothetical to make a point.) But how would we respond? Not as well as the athletes.


Read the whole thing here:

http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/...tlock-Gay-NFL/


Pro athletes need to understand that they can't take up with just any random queen.
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Re: 4 Gay NFL Players to Potentially "Come Out"

HH, yeah, the age-old advice is to go with someone who has as much to lose as you do....or just very common interests.

As for Whitlock, he's simplifying to make a point. Perhaps we should take it further. I think if more football players publicly say and show the maxim "I'm fine with who he loves/sexes up, and I hope it helps him make plays" then their fans will eventually follow suit. The majority of football and basketball fans like to live vicariously through the sport. So it would be an adjustment, but they'd eventually get there if the players take leadership in further defining ideas of masculinity, talent and professionalism for this group.
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yes, redefining ideas of masculinity and professionalism...form, talent and flexibility
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Re: 4 Gay NFL Players to Potentially "Come Out"

Most players are tolerant but not accepting. Most NFL fans are neither, so don't expect a player to come out. Most players when asked this question give stock answers "as long as he helps me win" or "as long as he helps the team". It's not "I'm OK with gay teammates" or "I accept this, I embrace them". I think players would deal with it, but there are clear cultural issues in play with them and if they were accepting, players would not be deeply closeted in the locker room. So when we ask why most players don't speak out on this issue, there is a reason for that. They don't want to say what they really feel.

We'll know how accepting the league is if Kerry Rhodes doesn't get a job for the next season.

Kerry is engaged to be married to a woman, BTW.

All that's been proven, I think more than ever, is that pro sports isn't ready for a gay athlete, given how everything has played out and how Kerry Rhodes has denied everything and then basically kept quiet about the entire situation, hoping it dies.
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