A college football All-American SEC Defensive Player of the Year came out publicly for the first time in an interview published on the NY Times website on Sunday.
Michael Sam, above right, a 24-year-old defensive lineman for the University of Missouri, came out to his teammates during a team building exercise at a preseason football practice last year. When it was Sam’s turn to speak, he nervously balled up a piece of paper in his hands, and said, “I’m gay.”
The few fans outside of Seattle who stuck around to watch the end of last night’s boring Super Bowl game were treated to a visual of Richard “I am not a Thug” Sherman screaming his head off.
NFL player Desean Jackson is hosting Super Bowl Week on BET’s 106 & Park all this week. So he’s making sure his wardrobe is tight for his TV gig. The 27-year-old Philadelphia Eagles Wide Receiver wore a Ron Bass Graffiti leather jacket featuring B&W graffiti on the front and sleeves and colorful graffiti on the back. One thing you won’t see Jackson wearing is a lot of expensive bling. The nimble receiver was robbed of over $325,000 in cash and jewelry when his South Philadelphia home was burglarized 2 weeks ago.
Socialite and reality TV star La La Anthony stopped by the Good Morning America studios in NYC’s Times Square today to promote her new relationship book, “The Love Playbook”. La La is uniquely qualified to dispense relationship advice by virtue of the fact that she is still married to one of the NBA’s most prolific womanizers. If you’re purchasing the book expecting La La to spill the details on Carmelo Anthony’s lecherous behavior with other women, you will be sorely disappointed.
But La La does touch on that embarrassing Honey Nut Cheerios incident.
Seattle Seahawks Cornerback Richard Sherman may hail from Compton, California, but he insists he is not a thug or a gangsta — despite his thuggish rant in the most talked-about post-NFC title game interview ever.
Most of the country is still buzzing about Sherman’s post-game interview with FOX Sports reporter Erin Andrews, in which he disses San Francisco receiver Michael Crabtree for disrespecting him after the game.
“I’m the best corner in the game!,” he shouted. “When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that’s the result you gonna get! Don’t you ever talk about me!”
A befuddled Andrews asked, “Who was talking about you?”
“N– Crabtree!,” said Sherman, who caught himself just as he was about to blurt out the N-word on national TV.
NFL quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s wife gives special meaning to the term “dumb blond.” The Miami Herald reports Lauren Tannehill rented a Nissan Rogue in early January but returned the SUV two hours later. The next person to rent the SUV found a loaded rifle of the type that drug dealers and rappers are fond of posing with in Instagram photos.
Former Atlanta Falcons football player Chuck Smith is playing down his prior sexual relationships with Real Housewives of Atlanta cast mates Kandi Burruss and Phaedra Parks. According to celebrity blog Gossip Extra, Smith refers to his former jump offs as merely members of his team back during his football playing days. He even goes so far as to diss his ex, Phaedra, calling her an “ugly duckling.”