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Sport Raiders DE Carl Nassib NFL's first openly gay active player

07:40  22 june  2021
07:40  22 june  2021 Source:   goal.com

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 Raiders defensive lineman Carl Nassib has made NFL history as the first active player to come out as gay . The Raiders defensive lineman, a league veteran of five years, made the announcement on Monday via Instagram. "What' s up people," Nassib posted on Instagram. "I'm at my house in West Chester, Pennsylvania. I just wanted to take a quick moment to say that I'm gay . I've been meaning to do this for a while now, but finally feel comfortable getting it off my chest. I really have the best life, the best family, friends and job a guy can ask for.

Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib leaves the field after an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta on Nov. 29, 2020. - Copyright AP Photo/John Bazemore. Nassib added in a written message that followed the video that he “agonised over this moment for the last 15 years” and only recently decided to go public with his sexuality after receiving the support of family and friends. “I am also incredibly thankful for the NFL , my coaches, and fellow players for their support,” Nassib wrote.

Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib became the first active NFL player to come out as gay.

a close up of a man in a baseball game: Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib © Getty Images Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib

Nassib made the historic announcement via social media in an Instagram post on Monday.

While making NFL history, Nassib also donated $100,000 to the Trevor Project – a leading national organisation providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth.

"What's up people?" Nassib posted. "I'm at my house here in West Chester, Pennsylvania. I just want to take a quick moment to say that I'm gay.

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Carl Nassib has become the first active NFL player to come out as gay , making the announcement in a video posted to Instagram on Monday. “I’m at my house here in West Chester, Pennsylvania,” said Nassib , a defensive end for the Las Vegas Raiders . In 73 career games (37 starts), Nassib has 143 tackles (36 for loss), 20.5 sacks, 16 passes defensed, one interception, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. Nassib is on track to become the first openly gay player to play in a regular-season game.

Raiders DL Carl Nassib became the first active NFL player to announce he is gay . “What’ s up people,” Nassib posted on IG. “I just wanted to take a quick moment to say that I’m gay . I’ve been meaning to do this for a while now but finally feel comfortable getting it off my chest.” However, almost all of them have waited until their playing days were over before coming out as gay . Michael Sam came out as gay before the 2014 NFL Draft, though he never made an NFL roster. “The 28-year-old Nassib was a third-round draft pick of the Browns in 2016 who has also played for the

"I've been meaning to do this for a while now, but I finally feel comfortable enough to get it off my chest. I really have the best life, I've got the best family, friends and job a guy could ask for.

"I'm a pretty private person so I hope you guys know that I'm really not doing this for attention. I just think that representation and visibility are so important. I actually hope that like one day, videos like this and the whole coming-out process are just not necessary.

"But until then, I'm going to do my best and do my part to cultivate a culture that's accepting, that's compassionate and I'm going to start by donating $100,000 to the Trevor Project."

Nassib joined the Raiders on a three-year, $25million free-agent deal in 2020.

The 28-year-old had 2.5 sacks and an interception in 14 games – five starts – with the Raiders last season.

Nassib was drafted in the third round by the Cleveland Browns in 2016 before joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2018.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said: "The NFL family is proud of Carl for courageously sharing his truth today. Representation matters.

"We share his hope that someday soon statements like his will no longer be newsworthy as we march toward full equality for the LGBTQ+ community. We wish Carl the best of luck this coming season."

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© AP / John Bazemore Carl Nassib, American football player, decided to publicly reveal her homosexuality, the 21 June 2021. He also announced a donation of $ 100,000 at Trevor Project, an association aimed at preventing suicide in the LGBTQ community. This is a first in this sport considered one of the most violent in the world, an NFL player, American football, made his coming out. This is Carl Nassib, a Raiders player in Las Vegas.

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