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  • Gay athletes don’t fit in what is perceived as a homophobic NFL

    10/31/2009 6:02:52 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 104 replies · 6,166+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | October 30, 2009 | Randy Covitz
    Athletes have heard the ugly words on practice fields for most of their lives. They hear them in the streets and at neighborhood hangouts. But when Chiefs running back Larry Johnson used an antigay slur on his Twitter account and in the locker room this week, he struck a nerve that makes professional sports leagues wince. The NFL, like other pro sports leagues, is perceived as homophobic. Of the more than 20,000 athletes who have played in the NFL, less than a handful have identified themselves as gay — David Kopay was the first in 1975, followed by Roy...