Skip to comments.Despite rumors, safety Kerry Rhodes doesn't think he's blacklisted
Posted on 02/19/2014 10:39:45 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
There's been much discussion this month about presumed future NFL player Michael Sam and how an acknowledged gay player would fit into an NFL locker room.
Most of the talk has been positive -- which, of course, is an encouraging sign for the league and for, well, humanity. But former Cardinals safety Kerry Rhodes, ranked as one of the best safeties in the game in 2012 who couldn't find a job last season, says none of this applies to him.
Though there have been rumors about his sexual orientation -- especially after a despicable website last year posted photos with Rhodes and his male assistant and implied that they were lovers -- Rhodes has maintained that he's not gay and that he hasn't been shut out from the league.
"I don't think I was blacklisted," Rhodes told ESPN New York. "Especially with the NFL I don't think they would do that ... to me it was a product of me wanting to do other things and not finding the right opportunity ...
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“Despite rumors” translation there was never a hint of it but we want to pretend it is true because it supports our agenda.
Wow what a brave millionaire coming out and facing nothing whatsoever.
Also, if you hear rumors that Mark Kelly is a pedophile, those are probably not true.
The NFL is a brutal place. Most "careers" if you can catch on with a team last 3-4 years.
Guys playing with the sex organs of other guys is an encouraging sign in the minds of CBS executives.
Sam will work out OK as long as he doesn’t fall in love with the opposing QB.
Watch the offenses run at him, and the press call them homophobes. He’s too small and slow. Those big fast pulling guards will eat his lunch.
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