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Former NFL player Wade Davis talks for the first time about being gay in the NFL.
Davis played for the Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins, Seattle Seahawks and even had a stint in the now defunct NFL Europe.
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Wade Davis never played an NFL game, but he spent time on the Titans, Redskins, and Seahawks rosters hoping for a shot. He was a part of the NFL culture and a member of NFL locker rooms. He was also gay, though he hid that fact while he played.
Davis was profiled by OutSports.com, and filmed the above video with SB Nation where he talks about what it was like being gay and trying...
Wade Davis, a defensive back who spent four preseasons with NFL teams and played in NFL Europe, has acknowledged he is gay, outsports.com reported. Davis said he didn't tell his teammates he was gay because of the effect it might have on the locker room. "You just want to be one of the guys, and you don't want to lose that sense of family," Davis told Outsports...
The sport of football is a rough, rugged, and masculine game. Violence and machismo flow through the veins of every gridiron warrior whenever he steps on the field. It’s war, down to the final whistle. Former NFL corner back Wade Davis, who isn’t well-known but spent some time with several NFL teams, knows what it’s like to take the field with that type of hardened attitude...
There has yet to be an openly gay athlete in the three major sports’ leagues in America ( NFL, NBA & MLB) 34-year old Wade Davis played in the NFL for 4 seasons as a Corner back. During Davis’ football career, which included stints with the Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins and Seattle Seahawks — he never [...]
A cornerback who spent four preseasons with three NFL teams and also played in NFL Europe has come out as gay, joining a small but growing number of former athletes who are publicly acknowledging they are gays or lesbians.
Wade Davis, who spent the 2000 and 2002 preseasons with the Tennessee Titans, said he didn't tell his teammates he was gay because he feared the impact it...