With marriage equality and the Supreme Court dominating news today, rumors are swirling that a current NFL player is considering coming out of the closet, and soon.
If a report from Mike Freeman of CBS Sports is to be believed, it would be a controversial and virtually unprecedented move in the world of male-dominated pro sports.
Freeman does not name the player, but says if he does come out, he wants to keep playing. He says he’s basing this on interviews with current and former players.
Freeman writes, “I’m told this player believes the time is now for someone to take this step - despite the remarks from [49ers defensive back] Chris Culliver."