Former NFL defensive end Ryan Russell wants the world to know he goes both ways. Russell opened up about his bisexual preferences in an ESPN op-ed.
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For years the public was told that former NFL star Aaron Hernandez murdered semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd in cold blood after Lloyd spoke to men Hernandez had problems with.
The more sinister motive was revealed after Hernandez, 27, committed suicide early Wednesday at Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts.
The gays are in an uproar over a Daily Beast article written by a heterosexual writer about gay athletes hooking up for sex at the Rio Olympics.
According to former NBA ref Tim Donaghy, NBA ref Bill Kennedy is a vengeful man who held a grudge against the Boston Celtics (players and staff, past and present) for years.
Kennedy publicly announced his homosexuality a few days after Sacramento Kings guard Rajon Rondo called him a gay slur during a recent NBA game.
NBA ref Bill Kennedy came out of the closet a few days after Sacramento Kings guard Rajon Rondo called him a gay slur during a game.
The incident occurred during a game between Rondo's current team, the Sacramento Kings, and his former team, the Boston Celtics, in Mexico City on Dec. 3.
Kennedy ejected Rondo from the game for staring at him. Rondo had to be physically restrained when he tried to confront Kennedy on the court.
Social media is buzzing about a video that shows NBA star Dwight Howard clutching another man's crotch.
The Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League cut gay football player Michael Sam from their practice squad after signing him as a favor to the league front office.
When Dallas Cowboys owner and president Jerry Jones announced he would sign gay football player Michael Sam to the Cowboys practice squad, many observers believed it was a football decision. Now we know it wasn't.
Michael Sam will probably never play another down in the NFL -- and he has no one to blame but himself.
Sam, a 24-year-old SEC Defensive Player of the year out of Missouri, announced his homosexuality in February, leading many to believe it was a calculated attempt on his part to boost his chances at the NFL draft in May. Being an SEC standout was no guarantee that Sam would be drafted at all. Even more suspect was the fact that Sam apparently inked a deal with Oprah OWN Network to film a reality TV series before he was even drafted. Then there was the wedding cake incident when Sam tongue kissed his feminine boyfriend on national TV on draft day. ESPN's cameras were there to film the 7th round draft pick licking icing off his boyfriend's face.
Yesterday was the end of the road for many unlucky NFL rookies who were cut from their NFL team's roster. One football player who survived the first round of cuts is openly gay Michael Sam, the Southeastern Conference defensive player of the year who hoped to ensure his spot on a NFL team by announcing his homosexuality before the draft.
Television mogul Oprah Winfrey apparently isn't letting her failed Lindsay Lohan reality TV series deter her from sinking money into another flop reality series.
Oprah's OWN Network is developing a "deeply personal" reality TV series around St. Louis Rams 7th round draft pick Michael Sam, who announced he was gay back in February.
Grown men recoiled at the sight of St. Louis draftee Michael Sam licking cake icing off the lips of his boyfriend, Vito Cammissano. Only seconds before "the kiss", these same men cheered St. Louis for having the courage to draft Sam with its 249th pick in the NFL draft on Saturday. 31 other teams had bypassed the SEC Defensive Player of the Year who was projected as a mid- to late round draft pick.
ESPN taped Sam's reaction and aired the tape immediately after his draft pick was announced. Social media's reaction to "the kiss" was wildly mixed. Some applauded the NFL, St. Louis and Sam for their courage. While others -- including professional and college football players -- expressed their distaste with ESPN for repeatedly showing "the kiss" on air. Many believed ESPN went too far.
Former heavyweight boxing champ Evander Holyfield says being gay is not normal and he compared the sexual behavior to a handicap that needed fixing.
Holyfield, 51, made the controversial statements to reality star Luisa Zissman in the UK Celebrity Big Brother 2014 house in London, England, the Huffington Post reports.
Holyfield and Zissman were discussing gay boxers going public with their sexuality. "What would be good about it?" Holyfield asked. "That ain't normal."
Rapper A$AP Rocky spends as much time disputing gay rumors as he does in the recording booth. In an effort to squash the rumors, Rocky has linked himself to well-known beards such as singer Rihanna and Chris Brown's longtime lover Karrueche Tran.
What was supposed to be a LGBT rights promotional bonanza turned into an awkward moment during MTV's Video Music Awards when Rocky was asked to stand alongside gay former NBA player Jason Collins to introduce Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, and Mary Lambert.
But A$AP seemed very hesitant about sharing the stage with Collins. Instead of introducing the group as planned, Rocky shouted out A$AP Ferg's Trap Lord album. When he finally did get around to introducing the group, Rocky pointed to Collins when saying the word "homosexuality."
In case you thought WWE wrestler Darren Young was just kidding around when he said he was gay, TMZ did some digging and found a photo of Young with his very effeminate boyfriend. TMZ's openly gay founder Harvey Levin is thrilled that another celebrity has announced his fondness for male sexual organs. The Gay Agenda has a new poster boy.
The wrestling world will never be the same again. WWE superstar Darren Young came out of the closet during an on-the-spot interview with a TMZ videographer at LAX airport. The videographer stopped Young at baggage claim and asked him if he thought a gay wrestler would ever come out of the closet.
Once again a celebrity has been forced to apologize for expressing his opinion on the subject of homosexuality.
Yesterday, San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver, 25, caused a national furor when he said something to the effect that gay NFL players were not welcomed in the san Francisco 49ers locker room.