Cbs rejects ad from gay dating website
Pursuing a career in the NFL is such an intense challenge that I began to compromise my personal world -- and my personal happiness.Though I confided in close friends and family and gave myself permission to date both men and women discreetly, I deprived myself the basic privilege of living an open life.Out of love, admiration and respect, I want the next team to sign me valuing me for what I do and knowing who I truly am. And I want the next part of my career -- and life -- steeped in trust and honesty.
He played one season with the Cowboys and two for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This was a big moment for me because, other than the love for my family, playing football again in the NFL is my dream.
I've never felt more confident that if I continue to train and value the right things, I can add to the winning culture of an NFL team.
But for all the encouraging feelings about the visit, I do have one strong regret that has inspired me to make a promise to myself: This is the last time I will ever interview for a job as anything other than my full self.
I wasn't straight, hyper-masculine or aggressive; I cried quite a bit, and, as a young black man, I didn't fit the bill.
I played football -- so I put that in the straight column.
I wrote poetry and romance stories -- so I put that in the gay column. There was football, the drive to play at a professional level, a place that catered to my competitive instincts.