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Roy Simmons, ex-NY Giant who came out as gay and HIV positive, dies at 57
nydailynews.com ^ | 02/25/2014 | Michael O'Keeffe

Posted on 02/25/2014 12:26:42 PM PST by massmike

Roy Simmons, the fun-loving Giants offensive lineman who later became the second former player in NFL history to come out as gay, died in his New York home last week at 57.

Simmons, the only player in NFL history to acknowledge that he was HIV positive, was known as "Sugar Bear" because of his big smile and sweet personality. But the former Giants offensive lineman was also tortured by his sexuality and struggled for years with substance abuse. When his NFL career ended, he was a homeless prostitute in San Francisco for a time, earning $15 a trick.

Simmons told the Daily News in 2006 that he had battled demons ever since a neighbor in his hometown of Savannah, Ga., raped him when he was 11 years old.

The Giants drafted Simmons in 1979, but he told the News in 2006 that he was a regular at wild sex and dope parties thrown by what he called the team's drug clique, and his play rapidly declined.

Coach Bill Parcells cut him in 1983; he spent a season with Washington before he retired from the league. Simmons said he went out of his way during his NFL career to hide his homosexuality. He juggled affairs with women and had a daughter with one girlfriend, but he was also a regular at the city's gay bathhouses and frequented male hookers as well.

Simmons became more open with his sexuality after he left football; he became a drag queen - with size 16 shoes - and loved to strut up and down the streets of San Francisco.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


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1 posted on 02/25/2014 12:26:42 PM PST by massmike
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Nothing to celebrate now, is there?


2 posted on 02/25/2014 12:27:53 PM PST by skeeter
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To: massmike
Everyday....gay, gay, gay....so sick of it.

I would like some protection from these "life of a pervert" stories...

3 posted on 02/25/2014 12:28:39 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: massmike

Boy, what a sad story.


4 posted on 02/25/2014 12:30:12 PM PST by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: massmike
Simmons told the Daily News in 2006 that he had battled demons ever since a neighbor in his hometown of Savannah, Ga., raped him when he was 11 years old.

But, but I thought that the gays were just born that way? This is the headline of the story.

5 posted on 02/25/2014 12:31:25 PM PST by sharkhawk (Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall.)
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To: Sacajaweau

“Everyday....gay, gay, gay....so sick of it.”

Amen. Every “thing” has to have a f***ing gay angle/element in it.

ENOUGH.


6 posted on 02/25/2014 12:31:28 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: massmike
he became a drag queen - with size 16 shoes - and loved to strut up and down the streets of San Francisco.

I don't care. This is a mental disorder.
7 posted on 02/25/2014 12:32:33 PM PST by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: massmike

Life expectancy of gay males is right around fifty five iirc. Looks like he was near the target age


8 posted on 02/25/2014 12:32:44 PM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Fido969

It is sad. What a messed-up lifestyle. RIP.


9 posted on 02/25/2014 12:32:45 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: massmike
Simmons told the Daily News in 2006 that he had battled demons ever since a neighbor in his hometown of Savannah, Ga., raped him when he was 11 years old.

It is my belief that the vast majority of those that adopt the Sodomite lifestyle were victimized by older men while they were very young. Through guilt and self-loathing they descended into this vile abyss of mental illness, and they continue the cycle by preying on other young men or boys.

But, of course, the Media just plays up how wonderful it is to be homosexual.

Uganda has it right, and I am sure the United States government will try to crush them for it.

10 posted on 02/25/2014 12:35:16 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: massmike
he became a drag queen - with size 16 shoes - and loved to strut up and down the streets of San Francisco

11 posted on 02/25/2014 12:35:22 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: sharkhawk

I’m shocked they even put that detail in the article at all!


12 posted on 02/25/2014 12:37:33 PM PST by massmike (If I like my tagline,I can keep it! Obama said so..........)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

“fun loving”. I think not


13 posted on 02/25/2014 12:38:35 PM PST by rjones42
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I wouldn’t envy Stone and Keller having to track those shoes on the streets of San Francisco. Couldn’t resist invoking the old QM production title.


14 posted on 02/25/2014 12:39:45 PM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: sharkhawk

“Ah, there’s the rub.”


15 posted on 02/25/2014 12:43:11 PM PST by onedoug
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To: massmike

How totally sick and sad at the same time.


16 posted on 02/25/2014 12:43:14 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: massmike

Sucks....


17 posted on 02/25/2014 12:44:48 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: massmike
While reading in the Old Testament a short while back I was struck by some things that differentiated the people of Israel from their neighbors who worshiped Baal and other idols and demons: the Baal-worshipers engaged in homosexual sex acts and engaged in the ritual murder of children.

Today, we have “gay rights” and abortion.

I thought it worth noting.

18 posted on 02/25/2014 12:44:49 PM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: massmike

Mr. Simmons said he was molested by a gay neighbor when he was 11. Once again raising the question, nature or nurture? In any event surely the perv who did it must be real proud of himself.


19 posted on 02/25/2014 12:45:27 PM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Fido969

Agreed...truly sad.


20 posted on 02/25/2014 12:45:37 PM PST by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: massmike
Yes that is the 'gay' lifestyle-shame and death, since it is sin!

What the World wants is to say it isn't sin, but the results are not going to change.

21 posted on 02/25/2014 12:47:03 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: massmike

22 posted on 02/25/2014 12:48:39 PM PST by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: GOPsterinMA
Every “thing” has to have a f***ing gay angle/element in it. ENOUGH.

Well, were are in for even more. Yesterday I thought I saw a guy grab this girls face and plant a long, wet one on her, but as I drove a little further I saw that he was french-kissing a guy...in broad daylight...with absolutely no shame whatsoever.

If we are sick to death of it, imagine what God must be thinking.

23 posted on 02/25/2014 12:51:49 PM PST by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, it reminds him of his own momma.)
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To: massmike
Timely Rewrite:

Simmons Obama said he went out of his way during his NFL political career to hide his homosexuality. He juggled affairs with women men and had a daughter with one girlfriend got married to hide it and had two daughters to make it seem real, but he was also a regular at the city's gay bathhouses and frequented male hookers as well.

24 posted on 02/25/2014 12:56:50 PM PST by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, it reminds him of his own momma.)
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To: bkopto

He may be smiling but his eyes tell another story.


25 posted on 02/25/2014 12:58:37 PM PST by MamaB
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To: massmike

It sounds as if this guy had a very sad life.
Pray for him.


26 posted on 02/25/2014 12:59:52 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: massmike
"....a homeless prostitute in San Francisco for a time, earning $15 a trick."

You mean the "Gay Lifestyle" isn't just shopping for furniture and enjoying hot cocoa together? I'm confused. (but not THAT type of confused...)

27 posted on 02/25/2014 1:00:03 PM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: massmike

A sodomite dies young of an incurable STD for which his choice of deviancy is at an especially high risk to acquire ... what part of this does the "gay lobby" want us to "celebrate" as "normal" or "healthy"? Why do they hate the members of their own base so much as to wish more of this upon them?


28 posted on 02/25/2014 1:03:15 PM PST by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Buckeye McFrog

It is appointed unto man once to die...and then comes judgment. Are you going to pray him out of judgment? Pray for the Romanist organization that they would stop teaching such lies and come to the Gospel described in the Scriptures.


29 posted on 02/25/2014 1:03:30 PM PST by Dutchboy88
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To: massmike

He lived to a ripe old age for a “gay” man.

“gay” 57 = normal 77


30 posted on 02/25/2014 1:13:53 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: El Cid
It is my belief that the vast majority of those that adopt the Sodomite lifestyle were victimized by older men while they were very young. Through guilt and self-loathing

I agree with you. I believe that I was targeted by such a person who was maybe in his late 30's back when I was 15 and living in northern Michigan. In retrospect, the guy was creepy as hell but he was a ticket taker in my uncle's movie theater and after shows, he would allow me to drive his car with him around the country roads which at the time was cool because I didn't have a drivers license yet.

When my parents found out they put an end to that......

31 posted on 02/25/2014 1:14:16 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Occam's razor was made by Gillette)
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To: massmike

You reap what you sow...........


32 posted on 02/25/2014 1:20:45 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: fwdude
Gee...wonder if they teach that in the government schools sex ed classes?

He lived to a ripe old age for a “gay” man.

“gay” 57 ... "normal" = 77

33 posted on 02/25/2014 1:25:27 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: El Cid
Found this on another website, and it explains how tormented he must have been early on and then through the years that followed.

***In the life of an addict, there is what you take and what you lose. Roy Simmons took more than most. His laundry list of drugs and sex is too long to chronicle; he blew through money, fame and football with so much partying, you're surprised he even remembers it. The ring they gave him for playing in a Super Bowl was supposedly stolen by a lover while Simmons was sleeping, and in his crash-and-burn saga, that is merely a footnote. Quitting the New York Giants on the verge of stardom, standing on the Golden Gate Bridge ready to kill himself, having Phil Donahue tell the world "Roy Simmons is now and has always been gay," or hearing a doctor tell him he is HIV positive - these are all bigger moments than a ring disappearing in a hustler's pocket.

But there is what you take and what you lose, and to understand this story - which will disturb you - you must look and listen to 49-year-old Roy Simmons sitting now across a table in New York City, his big frame suggesting the NFL lineman he once was.

He is talking about what he lost.

When he was 11 years old.

"We lived in a row house in a poor section of Savannah. Dirt road. The kind of place where you would knock on the wall and talk to your neighbors - at least until we got a telephone.

"Three doors down from us, there was this man, a postman. He was an alcoholic. His wife was one of my mother's best friends. She would pay me to do chores, you know, ‘Roy, take the garbage out, or put curtains up for me.'

"One day I went over, she had a list for me to do, and her husband, the postman, was around the house. She went out. He was in the bedroom. I commenced to vacuuming. I remember him coming down the hall and when he passed me, he bumped me. I didn't think nothing of it.

"Then I was vacuuming, and he called to me from the bedroom. And he told me to come in there. So I did. And he started pulling down my pants. And I was just so...I was frozen.

"And he threw me on the bed, turned me around, and he did what he wanted to do."

No child should suffer

You don't go anywhere in judging Roy Simmons - the second NFL player to reveal he is gay, and the first to admit to being HIV positive - that doesn't begin right there. Whatever chances he later threw away, however much money he wasted, however many bodies he slept with or however much cocaine he snorted, what happened to him as a kid can't happen. Adults are supposed to protect children, not abuse them.

Simmons says he never more than kissed a girl on the cheek before the afternoon he allegedly was raped. He ran home. He hid from his grandmother. He scrubbed himself in the bathroom. And he threw his underwear in the hamper.

"They had blood on 'em," he says. "I should have thrown them away. But this is a boy, maybe, who wanted someone to find out."

Someone found out. His grandmother found the underwear. She confronted him. She first asked if his stomach was sick.

He said, "I ain't sick, Grandma."

"Did somebody touch you?"

"No."

"Did somebody bother you?"

"No."

He wanted to tell her. He couldn't tell her. But a few days later, he confided in a female cousin, a bold young woman who raced outside and, as he recalls, yelled at the man's house, "You bastard! You dirty bastard! We know what you did!"

Roy Simmons jumped off the porch and ran.***

From http://mitchalbom.com/d/journalism/4374/pros-secret-life

34 posted on 02/25/2014 1:26:54 PM PST by FamiliarFace
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So he was molested at 11, same age as Cher’s daughter. This is “normal” in the “gay community” I bet.


35 posted on 02/25/2014 1:28:54 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

I think so. Pretty much any time someone says that they are gay, I wonder if they were molested as a youth. I bet the odds are very high that they are. Gays can’t reproduce naturally, so what they have to do is recruit.


36 posted on 02/25/2014 1:32:57 PM PST by FamiliarFace
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To: FamiliarFace

And 11 and younger seem to be the prime targets


37 posted on 02/25/2014 1:41:32 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Slyfox

...barf...

“If we are sick to death of it, imagine what God must be thinking.”

He’s got the date ready for Sodom & Gomorrah, Part 2.


38 posted on 02/25/2014 1:48:34 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: massmike

A homeless gay prostitute who took drugs. Anybody wonder how he could have picked up aids?


39 posted on 02/25/2014 1:50:15 PM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Slyfox

Even the frigging HGDV channel has to have fagulas included. You can’t even buy nails or plant a shrub without hearing “spouse” or “partner” thrown out.

AIDS wasn’t enough of a wakeup call I guess. Funny how you NEVER hear about the biggest group that that plague hits anymore, huh?

Yuck.


40 posted on 02/25/2014 1:52:24 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

HGTV


41 posted on 02/25/2014 1:53:34 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: Fido969

Very sad.


42 posted on 02/25/2014 1:55:06 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: rjones42
“fun loving”. I think not

Typo should have been 'bum-loving'.

43 posted on 02/25/2014 1:59:52 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Dutchboy88

“Romanist”?

You left out “papist” and “Romish”, ol’ snake handler.

;^)


44 posted on 02/25/2014 2:54:12 PM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: massmike

Sad. RIP.


45 posted on 02/25/2014 3:13:31 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: massmike

“Same Love” (lyrics)

When I was in the third grade I thought that I was gay,
‘Cause I could draw, my uncle was, and I kept my room straight . . .
The right wing conservatives think it’s a decision
And you can be cured with some treatment and religion
Man-made rewiring of a predisposition
Playing God, aw nah here we go
America the brave still fears what we don’t know
And God loves all his children, is somehow forgotten
But we paraphrase a book written thirty-five-hundred years ago

____________________________________________________________

Gay “love” is just the same as any other love - except that it often leads to premature death, it’s unnatural, it’s perverted, and it’s a violation of God’s Word. But other than that, it’s the “same love”.


46 posted on 02/25/2014 3:13:54 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: elcid1970
"You left out “papist” and “Romish”, ol’ snake handler."

That's rather insensitive...my uncle just got bit & died. However, we're pretty sure he is in heaven because he yelled, "Holy *&$^@#" just before he collapsed.

47 posted on 02/25/2014 3:22:51 PM PST by Dutchboy88
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To: Slyfox

It’s only going to get worse. Once AZ backs down from the law protecting Christian businesses, homosexuals and the media are going to go out of their way to shove this in our faces and target Christians.

I bet you will see a lot of homosexual kiss-cam shots at stadiums this summer. They will be out in public making out, and doing everything they can to provoke people. God help us.


48 posted on 02/25/2014 3:24:19 PM PST by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: massmike

Another DAY. Another GAY. 2% of the population gets 100% of the coverage. It HAS BEEN, IS, and ALWAYS will be a SIN to practice homosexuality.


49 posted on 02/25/2014 3:34:31 PM PST by LeonardFMason (LanceyHoward would AGREE)
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To: massmike
Simmons died at age 57 from AIDS....sick, alone and broke.

But...but... faggotry is all aboute LOVE, sweet LOVE....at least that's what we're led to believe without question by mighty politicians, Boy Scout officials, Obama, perfumed military chiefs, the Episcopal Church, Hollyweird and Anderson Cooper....and they oughta know, right?

Homosexual "love" and "marriage" is all sweetness and light....and it's the ecstatic stairway to the stars. Right?

Never a need to educate and enlighten anyone, especially kids, on the DARK, UGLY side of homo life, right?

Right!

Leni

50 posted on 02/25/2014 3:37:33 PM PST by MinuteGal
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