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Carl Nassib Becomes First Active NFL Player To Come Out As Gay



Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib announced the news on his social media and pledges $100,000 to The Trevor Project.

Nassib took to his social media to announce to his fans that he is gay.

The NFL player is the first active player to come out. Support for Carl has been shared following his announcement.

Owner of the Raiders Mark Davis spoke with ESPN following the players announcement. “It’s 2021. All the more power to Carl. It doesn’t change my option of him as a person or as a raider.”



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The team also added on social media saying “Proud of you, Carl.”

Nassib has also pledged $100, 000 to The Trevor Project.


The player said “They’re an incredible organisation, they’re the No.1 suicide prevention service for LGBTQ youth in America.”

Adding how he is “ very excited to be part of it, help in any way that I can.”

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