An Arizona State offensive lineman has come out of the closet, making him the first active NCAA Division I football player to do so, college officials said yesterday. Edward (Chip) Sarafin, a graduate student, told Compete Magazine he let his teammates know he was gay last spring, but chose to come out publicly before the beginning of the new school year.
Michael Sam, the first openly gay athlete to play for an NFL team, has been recognized by ESPN with their Arthur Ashe Courage award, which the St. Louis Rams rookie received last night at the ESPYs.
By Nathan James Michael Sam, the NCAA’s Southeastern Conference Defensive Player Of The Year, and the first openly gay athlete to join an NFL team, has officially been signed on with the St. Louis rams, in a four-tear deal worth approximately $2.65 million, team officials said Thursday. Sam, 22, a seventh-round draft pick, was offered […]
Half of the US Senate has called on the National Football League to order the owner of the Washington Redskins team to change its name, a “racial slur”. In a letter to Commissioner Roger Goodell, the senators said the league can “no longer ignore” calls from Native American groups. President Barack Obama, an American football […]
Michael Sam, the defensive lineman who made international headlines when he came out of the closet while playing for Mizzou, has now made history again by becoming the NFL’s first openly gay player. Sam, who was named the Southeastern Conference’s Defensive Player Of The Year for 2013-14, was selected as NFL Draft pick 249 this afternoon, by the St. Louis Rams.
WILBERFORCE: Cedric Pearl has been named the new head coach of the CSU Marauder football team. Pearl has served as interim head football coach, the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach for the Alabama A&M University Bulldogs in Huntsville, Ala. Pearl, comes from the Southwestern Athletic Conference, but is not a stranger to the Southern […]
Jason Collins, who made history last spring as the first NBA player to come out of the closet, is being evaluated by the Brooklyn Nets for possible signing, which would make the 35-year-old center the only out athlete playing in any major-league sport.
By Nathan James Amid the flurry of Super Bowl pregame shows and press conferences yesterday, the NFL Network, a league-owned channel, presented a program about “locker room culture” among its teams’ players. Andrea Kremer interviewed several players from various teams, on NFL Evolution about issues ranging from locker-room gossip, to hazing and the New Orleans […]
After a furious open letter posted to the Deadspin news site by former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, alleging a “hostile work environment” created by the team’s coaches and management that led to his May 2013 firing, the Vikings–and the league–have become embroiled in a bitter controversy over player support of LGBT rights. By Nathan […]
ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Carlin Isles can run like few on the planet, but can he catch the football? The Detroit Lions are going to find out. They have signed Isles, a 5-foot-8, 165-pound rugby star, to their practice squad after he reportedly was clocked in 4.22 seconds when he ran the 40-yard dash during […]