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Gay Former NFL Player Wade Davis: Out Youth Taught Me to Be Fearless
People Magazine ^ | May 17, 2014 | Jeff Truesdell

Posted on 05/17/2014 9:14:41 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

Wade Davis kept his secret from teammates until nine years after his NFL playing days were over.

"I never even thought about telling anyone I was gay," he says, speaking to PEOPLE as part of an exclusive portfolio of gay athletes in professional sports. "I never saw someone who was gay who looked like me, acted like me, who was accepted. It wasn't unimaginable that I wouldn't be accepted."

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: davis; football; gay; nfl
"Raised Southern Baptist in a military family..."

No mention of gun owners? Conservatives?

1 posted on 05/17/2014 9:14:41 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Gay, gay, gay, gay, gay

Gay, gay, gay, gay, gay

Ad naseum

GTF over it! Sheesh . .. obsessive compulsive disorders


2 posted on 05/17/2014 9:18:08 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Shame on Sam The Sham . . . Michael ScAM)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Dave Kopay was a lot bigger deal in the seventies. This guy barely touched down.


3 posted on 05/17/2014 9:19:04 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: ConservativeStatement

boy scout?....


4 posted on 05/17/2014 9:19:23 PM PDT by cherry
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To: ConservativeStatement

Yawn.


5 posted on 05/17/2014 9:23:54 PM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: ConservativeStatement

When Wade came out I didn’t know, didn’t care and my life hasn’t changed one bit by it.


6 posted on 05/17/2014 9:41:25 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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“Wade Davis kept his secret from teammates until nine years after his NFL playing days were over.”

Smart move. That way Mr. Wade got to HAVE an NFL career. In the mean time, Mr. Sam is busy having his unauthorized Okra Productions homoreality show cancelled by the NFL and all of his unauthorized homofootball merchandise burned by the NFL. And all before he’s even taken a single NFL snap. Talk about D-I-S-T-R-A-C-T-I-O-N-S, D-I-S-T-R-A-C-T-I-O-N-S he can ill-afford given his low draft position. Me thinks Mr. Sam is simply a simple-minded dupe being used by the homolobby, and will probably end up quickly being their victim as the try to martyr him.


7 posted on 05/17/2014 9:44:00 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Who?


8 posted on 05/17/2014 9:44:12 PM PDT by dfwgator
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A guy who never played in an actual NFL regular season game, but is regurgitated now for hosannas.

Nine years after his playing days were over? What playing days? This flipping media is amazing.


9 posted on 05/17/2014 9:51:57 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: catnipman

I think the entire point of Wade is to BE cut. Then he becomes the martyr the gay lobby wants, and zooooom, we never hear the end of the shrieking.


10 posted on 05/17/2014 9:56:39 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Talisker; catnipman

Oprah, Sam and now Wade...IMO what’s happening are all plays intended to stealthily introduce the idea of normalization of homosexual perversion into the Black community, where it has been historically TABOO, to put it mildly. I don’t trust Oprah at ALL!


11 posted on 05/17/2014 10:07:10 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Talisker
Then he becomes the martyr the gay lobby wants, and zooooom, we never hear the end of the shrieking.

My God, I can hear it now. Like a pickup-load of monkeys with their asses on fire.

12 posted on 05/17/2014 10:42:16 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
One question that is never asked: who taught you your morality? Everything is always couched as if that is moral and courageous. Really? well I believe that murderers confessing what they are is also courageous and noble. What is the difference, and who decides? I am in trouble again.
13 posted on 05/17/2014 10:47:34 PM PDT by Fungi
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"I never saw someone who was gay who looked like me, acted like me, who was accepted.

Well, wearing shirts like that is only acceptable at breast cancer fund raising events


14 posted on 05/17/2014 11:02:18 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison)
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To: A_Former_Democrat
WHY DO WE HAVE TO HEAR ABOUT SOMEONES SEXUAL PREFERENCE !!!!!!!

TMI TMI TMI TMI wierd is wierd and if gay makes one wierd then it is what it is and we should NOT be forced to accept their weirdness just to make them comfortable at the expense of our comfort

the NFL can take a flying leap on to the trash heap of history for all I care

15 posted on 05/17/2014 11:13:05 PM PDT by KTM rider
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I never even thought about telling anyone I was gay

But today it is incumbent on homosexuals to announce their sexual deviancy to the world.

16 posted on 05/17/2014 11:30:21 PM PDT by windsorknot
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" It wasn't unimaginable that I wouldn't be accepted."

Huh?

17 posted on 05/18/2014 12:41:02 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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" It wasn't unimaginable that I wouldn't be accepted."

Huh?

18 posted on 05/18/2014 12:41:15 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

You’re quite right. The need to go public is indeed a disorder.


19 posted on 05/18/2014 4:12:22 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: ConservativeStatement

INSERT PHOTO OF RECTAL SYPHILIS

HERE


20 posted on 05/18/2014 4:24:59 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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“But today it is incumbent on homosexuals to announce their sexual deviancy to the world.”

If you’re lined up across from this freak you would want to know; they aren’t allowed to donate blood for a reason, and he’s about to spray some all over you...


21 posted on 05/18/2014 4:30:36 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Never played in a regular season game...if Wikipedia is to be believed:

In 2000, Davis signed with the Tennessee Titans of the NFL as an undrafted free agent but was cut after the preseason. Davis made his professional debut in 2001 with the NFL Europe team Berlin Thunder and won the World Bowl IX title with the Thunder. After spending the 2001 preseason with the NFL's Seattle Seahawks, Davis again played the 2002 regular season in the NFL Europe with the Barcelona Dragons. Davis then participated in training camps and preseasons with the Tennessee Titans in 2002 and Washington Redskins in 2003 before retiring due to injury.

(emphasis added--in other words, he never played in the NFL...last I checked, no one said "NFL Europe" is a great league...)

22 posted on 05/18/2014 5:06:14 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: ConservativeStatement

Another gay story. Unexpected.


23 posted on 05/18/2014 6:00:37 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Global Warming is caused by illegal immigrants!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Wade Davis? NFL player? Never heard of him...


24 posted on 05/18/2014 7:04:42 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: longfellow
When Wade came out I didn’t know, didn’t care and my life hasn’t changed one bit by it.

Davis was drafted by the Titans in 2000, and was cut during pre-season and never played in a single NFL game, he was not a player, he was a closet queer, a draftee, a wannabe, a never was. Who cares?

25 posted on 05/18/2014 7:21:14 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Exterminate the terrorist savages, everywhere.)
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