Raiders’ Carl Nassib Comes Out As NFL’s First Openly Gay Active Player

Raiders’ Carl Nassib Comes Out As NFL’s First Openly Gay Active Player
Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib made history today, becoming the first active NFL player to come out as gay. He made the announcement in an Instagram post.

“I just wanted to take a quick moment to say that I’m gay,” he said in the video post, which you can watch below. “I’ve been meaning to do this for a while now but finally feel comfortable getting it off my chest.”

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He added: “I’m a pretty private person, so I hope you guys know I’m really not doing this for attention. I just think that representation and visibility are so important. I actually hope that, like, one day videos like this and the whole coming-out process are just not necessary. But until then, you know, I’m gonna do my best and do
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