In response to stories that NFL teams are wondering whether Notre Dame star football player and Heisman Trophy runner-up Manti Te’o is gay, former Bears Quarterback Jim Miller said that religion would prevent a gay player from being accepted in an NFL locker room.
You Can Play
NBA Superstar Kobe Bryant told a fan on twitter that he shouldn't try to insult someone by calling them 'gay' - a language lesson he learned after calling a referee an anti-gay slur in 2011.
The You Can Play Project announces the addition of former NFL players Wade Davis, Esera Tuaolo, and ESPN.com writer and Baseball Prospectus Co-founder Christina Kahrl. The additions hope to serve the organizations goal of ending homophobia in sports by challenging the culture of locker rooms and spectator areas by focusing on an athlete's skills, work ethic, and competitive spirit.
As part of our ongoing effort to honor LGBT African-Americans making history, GLAAD sat down with Wade Davis, the former professional football player, to discusses what it was like to play professional football still in the closet. He also discusses what he is doing currently to help combat homophobia in sports and what he wishes his legacy will be as one of the first professional football players to have come out.