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Gay People In Sports
Another baby step towards the acceptance of gay athletes in sports was taken by one Magic Johnson, who was spurred to speak on the subject when his son came out to the public earlier this week. In an interview with TMZ, Magic discussed how it might encourage an L.A. Dodger to make a similar admission. Magic, for his part, seems elated at the concept. Video after the jump.
It’s a question for the ages: In a society where one in 10 (or 20, depending on who you ask) people are gay, how many gay men are there in the National Football League? There have to be some gay players, right? At this point, we can say that there was at least one — Wade Davis sat down with Amy K. Nelson of SB Nation to discuss what it’s like to live a lie, in exchange for living a dream. Video after the jump.
The old “an openly gay player will come out of the closet in X sport in the next X-to-X years” statement is a popular one to make. It’s not usually based on any kind of evidence, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a low-risk, high-reward kind of forecast.
Michael Irvin’s interview in Out Magazine this week had people talking. Today on ESPN’s Outside the Lines, the author of the piece, Cyd Zeigler, sat down to discuss the interview. He also had to defend the cover against former Cleveland Browns offensive lineman LeCharles Bentley. The result was a bit of TV that, at times, got very heated.