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(ESPN)   Former NFL cornerback reveals he is gay, explaining why he never wanted to play in the slot   (espn.go.com) divider line 45
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2012-06-07 08:55:51 PM
Course not.

Cornerbacks cover the wide receivers.
 
2012-06-07 09:04:52 PM
"You just want to be one of the guys, and you don't want to lose that sense of family," Davis said in an interview with outsports.com. With a distant look in his eyes, Davis slowly added "It's strange though... I definitely wasn't gay before playing in the European league..."
 
2012-06-07 09:34:42 PM
Who cares?
 
2012-06-07 10:28:09 PM
So I'm supposed to care some nobody like to take it in the shiatter and smoke pole? Nope.
 
2012-06-07 10:29:44 PM
Good to see the gays in sports acceptance movement is finally getting some star power behind it.
 
2012-06-07 10:33:23 PM

DeltaPunch: "You just want to be one of the guys, and you don't want to lose that sense of family," Davis said in an interview with outsports.com. With a distant look in his eyes, Davis slowly added "It's strange though... I definitely wasn't gay before playing in the European league..."


Is he gay or European?

/3:45 for the awesome song
 
2012-06-07 10:40:41 PM
Kind of throws into question all those pats on the butt over the years.
 
2012-06-07 10:41:45 PM
Funny there's no picture of Davis but there's Tebow off to the side. If Tim weren't so over-exposed, someone who doesn't follow football would think he had just come out.
 
2012-06-07 10:46:37 PM
everyone has a different gap they fill best. never mind the one or two gap techniques...

/can someone please just come out while playing, after being drafted, or something already? it's 2012 for fark's sake.
 
2012-06-07 11:04:49 PM
I mean it was practically on the guy's back.

cdn.bleacherreport.net

/I know it's cheap
//Like his jersey
 
2012-06-07 11:20:49 PM
So what is the significance of this story other than he likes to take it up the ass?
 
2012-06-07 11:48:34 PM
Damn. I'm too drunk to come up with a joke about tight ends. Someone else is going to have to do it.
 
2012-06-07 11:49:14 PM
Has there been any professional athletes that have played while being out of the closet?
 
2012-06-08 12:18:06 AM

mrmyxolodian: Has there been any professional athletes that have played while being out of the closet?


Yes. North American men's football, basketball, baseball, and hockey? No.
 
2012-06-08 12:22:41 AM

wellreadneck: mrmyxolodian: Has there been any professional athletes that have played while being out of the closet?

Yes. North American men's football, basketball, baseball, and hockey? No.


Major league baseball did back in the1970s, Glenn Burke.
 
2012-06-08 12:33:58 AM

Gwendolyn: wellreadneck: mrmyxolodian: Has there been any professional athletes that have played while being out of the closet?

Yes. North American men's football, basketball, baseball, and hockey? No.

Major league baseball did back in the1970s, Glenn Burke.


Players and owners. By that standard, Rock Hudson was "out" as well.
 
2012-06-08 12:35:13 AM

Gwendolyn: wellreadneck: mrmyxolodian: Has there been any professional athletes that have played while being out of the closet?

Yes. North American men's football, basketball, baseball, and hockey? No.

Major league baseball did back in the1970s, Glenn Burke.


I did not know that. Awesome. Thanks!

wellreadneck: mrmyxolodian: Has there been any professional athletes that have played while being out of the closet?

Yes. North American men's football, basketball, baseball, and hockey? No.


Names?
Not that I don't believe you, I just never heard about them.
 
2012-06-08 12:41:03 AM

mrmyxolodian: Gwendolyn: wellreadneck: mrmyxolodian: Has there been any professional athletes that have played while being out of the closet?

Yes. North American men's football, basketball, baseball, and hockey? No.

Major league baseball did back in the1970s, Glenn Burke.

I did not know that. Awesome. Thanks!

wellreadneck: mrmyxolodian: Has there been any professional athletes that have played while being out of the closet?

Yes. North American men's football, basketball, baseball, and hockey? No.

Names?
Not that I don't believe you, I just never heard about them.


Wikipedia lists a bunch, but they're not all pro.
 
2012-06-08 12:58:30 AM

wellreadneck: Gwendolyn: wellreadneck: mrmyxolodian: Has there been any professional athletes that have played while being out of the closet?

Yes. North American men's football, basketball, baseball, and hockey? No.

Major league baseball did back in the1970s, Glenn Burke.

Players and owners. By that standard, Rock Hudson was "out" as well.


He didn't hide it in public or anywhere. He hung out in gay bars and with other openly gay people. I guess he didn't scream it out on television like today's standard, I guess.
 
2012-06-08 01:22:57 AM
I don't really care one way or the other but can't one easily interpret much of the NFL's rituals as homo erotic? The quarterback squatting behind the center accepting a ball passed through his legs while wearing skin tight pants? The butt slapping and the huddles? If gay people had tried to invent a sport of their own it would probably not be that "gay". NTTAWWT
 
2012-06-08 01:23:33 AM
Good on Javon Kearse. He said exactly the right thing.
 
2012-06-08 03:05:25 AM
Oh my...is that why every lockroom he was in blew up in rainbows and every play that he was on the field broke out into a song and dance routine?

No? So who cares either way but the most boneheaded? Oh wait...this is the NFL.

/not 'teh ghey' and don't care if you are
//still loves me some football
//I bet the percentage of 'ball-handlers' in the NFL is greater than the national average. No data to back that up of course..but just have the feeling that after decades of showering and towel-snapping with ripped dudes will do that to guys 'on the fence'. :)
 
2012-06-08 04:06:44 AM
No wonder he always wanted to be in man-on-man coverage.
 
2012-06-08 04:31:50 AM

simsite9: Good on Javon Kearse. He said exactly the right thing.


I couldn't agree more.
 
2012-06-08 05:28:02 AM
Who?
 
2012-06-08 08:17:56 AM
I hear hes moving to fudgepakistan after announcing this.
 
2012-06-08 09:05:49 AM

Gwendolyn: wellreadneck: Gwendolyn: wellreadneck: mrmyxolodian:
By that standard, Rock Hudson was "out" as well.

He didn't hide it in public or anywhere. He hung out in gay bars and with other openly gay people. I guess he didn't scream it out on television like today's standard, I guess.


He married his agent's secretary, in public. Having a sham wedding then wearing a "beard" so that the "don't scream it out on television" contingnet doesn't discover who you're actually porking is the very definition of "in the closet". Are you old enough to remember America's collective gasp when the news broke that Rock was queer?
 
2012-06-08 09:09:37 AM
contingnet contingent

dammit
 
2012-06-08 09:19:21 AM

Ken VeryBigLiar: I mean it was practically on the guy's back.

[cdn.bleacherreport.net image 333x500]

/I know it's cheap
//Like his jersey


Oh snap, lol.

/actually I thought he had a pretty good season last year, and was a little bit sad to see him go to AZ
//not too much though
///threadjack over :)
 
2012-06-08 09:43:06 AM
My guess is that if no gay men played sports, we'd have a lot less of a talent pool.

Who cares who you bang as long as it's not little kids or animals and it's consentual (kind of redundant in those cases, but I'm trying to at least mitigate someone correcting me later)?
 
2012-06-08 09:53:40 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Kind of throws into question all those pats on the butt over the years.


Well he's obviously a pats fan.
 
2012-06-08 10:01:57 AM
Former NFL cornerback reveals he is gay....

That's nice.
 
2012-06-08 10:32:04 AM

KiwDaWabbit: My guess is that if no gay men played sports, we'd have a lot less of a talent pool.


Probably not. They're a vocal, but very small, minority.

/If they were not allowed, we might eventually have less of a talent pool as people with ties to gay people might not play out of protest
 
2012-06-08 10:33:52 AM
The Freak c'est chic.

good for him.
 
2012-06-08 10:42:06 AM
FTA: "Wade Davis, who played in college at Weber State and spent the 2000 and 2002 preseasons"

So. . . he wasn't an NFL player then? He just played the preseason and got cut?
 
2012-06-08 10:50:34 AM
I'm glad we're all accepting about this on the sports tab (further proving my point that we are the very coolest tab on fark), but you guys know that "taking it up the ass" is not the only thing that makes one gay, right? I mean.... there's a bit more to it than that, aye?

I love you all. Yes, in that way. Yes, even the ladies.
 
2012-06-08 11:20:13 AM
I don't get why subby thinks he wouldn't want to play the slot because he is gay. Wouldn't him being gay make him pretty comfortable playing the slot?
 
2012-06-08 01:18:48 PM
www.nostarclothing.com
 
2012-06-08 03:41:06 PM
From nfl.com: Wade Davis tells an NFL story that, in many ways, is no different than that of thousands of other undrafted players struggling to make a team. Despite stints with the Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins and Seattle Seahawks, the former defensive back never found his way onto a 53-man roster.

It's a bit of a stretch to call this guy a NFL player. I mean, yeah, he did play in some preseason NFL games. So technically it's correct to say he was an NFL player. But he never actually made a team.
 
2012-06-08 10:10:18 PM

Di Atribe: I'm glad we're all accepting about this on the sports tab (further proving my point that we are the very coolest tab on fark), but you guys know that "taking it up the ass" is not the only thing that makes one gay, right? I mean.... there's a bit more to it than that, aye?

I love you all. Yes, in that way. Yes, even the ladies.


It's not?!?!! :P

/how YOU doin', Di? ;) ;) ;)
//haha, seriously though you're right and the sports tab is awesome. :)
 
2012-06-09 02:03:51 AM

becksellent:
//haha, seriously though you're right and the sports tab is awesome. :)


No video love? It's got kitties.....
 
2012-06-09 10:52:23 AM

Tickle Mittens: becksellent:
//haha, seriously though you're right and the sports tab is awesome. :)

No video love? It's got kitties.....


Hmm, good point. I have to admit I mostly hang out in here and just check the headlines on the main (& sometimes geek :)) tabs, but now that you mention it...

/kittehs! :)
 
2012-06-09 12:47:13 PM

becksellent: It's not?!?!! :P

/how YOU doin', Di? ;) ;) ;)
//haha, seriously though you're right and the sports tab is awesome. :)


Hey there your Becksellence! :)


Tickle Mittens: No video love? It's got kitties.....


My cat is mean, so I'm disenchanted with cats right now. Disencatted, if you will.
 
2012-06-09 11:40:31 PM

Di Atribe:
Tickle Mittens: No video love? It's got kitties.....

My cat is mean, so I'm disenchanted with cats right now. Disencatted, if you will.


On the one tab I see what you're saying, on the other I'm watching this.

/Sounds like your kitty needs a youtube channel.
 
2012-06-10 12:52:59 PM

Tickle Mittens: On the one tab I see what you're saying, on the other I'm watching this.

/Sounds like your kitty needs a youtube channel.


Hahaha that was cute! :) I tried to get my cat to watch, but she just flicked her tail and meowed "meh!" See? So mean.
 
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