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Carl Nassib becomes the first openly gay player in the NFL

I want to take a quick moment to tell you that I’m gay. I’ve wanted to do this for a long time, and I finally feel comfortable enough to say it.he mentioned in a short video posted online.

Nassib has been in uniform for 14 games for the Las Vegas Raiders in 2020. The 28-year-old footballer has been playing in the NFL since 2016.

I’m a pretty reserved person and I hope you don’t think I’m doing this to get attention.he said. It’s just that I believe that representation and visibility [des personnes homosexuelles], Its very important. I hope that one day videos like these will no longer be necessary.

Nassib also added that he would donate US$100,000 to the Trevor Project, a suicide prevention organization that helps young people from the LGBTQ community in the United States.

« I want to do my best to promote a culture of acceptance and compassion. »

A quote from Carl Nassib

In 14 games last season, Nassib recorded 28 tackles and 1 interception. The defensive lineman also had 2.5 quarterback sacks.

Carl Nassib

Photo : usa today sports / Mark J. Rebilas

In 2013, Jason Collins became the first athlete in one of the four major North American sports leagues to come out as gay.

In 2014, Michael Sam became the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL. However, he never played on this professional circuit. He nevertheless played a game with the Montreal Alouettes in 2015, in the Canadian League.

In 2019, Collin Martin of FC United of Minnesota in MLS announced that he was gay.

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