Originally written on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 11/3/11
Recently, CLNS writer Nick Sannicandro wrote a piece on homosexuality in sports.  In it, he expressed the opinion that the culture of fear pervasive in sports is keeping professional athletes in the closet.  I do not agree with many of his conclusions, and in fact, previously wrote an article putting forth different ideas.  He and I have different opinions, both expressed publicly, yet neither of us had to be shamed or kowtowed.  Imagine that. At the end of Sannicandro’s post, professional provocateur Mike Munger wrote the following comment regarding former NBA player John Amaechi:  I’m sure there have been plenty of gay ball players throughout the years. My biggest issue is that it wasn’t convenient for Amaechi to come out about it until he wrote a book. While I don’t condone any kind of homophobic behavior in sports, it needs to be understood that sports are one of the last things left in the world where men feel like they can act like men. Sports are driven by A LOT of testostero...
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