Found March 30, 2013 on NESN.com:
PLAYERS: Kwame Harris
Oakland_raiders_v_c6cb
Kwame Harris is officially out of the closet in a very public way — but not by his own choice. After the former San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle got into an altercation with an ex-boyfriend in January, he was forced to confront his sexuality to the public. Harris remained private about the issue until Friday, when he confirmed he is gay in an interview with CNN. Harris said he always knew he was gay, but chose to keep it secret throughout his football career because he “didn’t see those two things as being compatible.” Harris retired from the NFL in 2008. The fact that there is another openly gay ex-NFL player is a great thing, but does the media’s witch-hunt coverage of  Harris’ private life truly justify the end result? There are no active, openly gay athletes in the NFL, but over the past few weeks, conversations have swirled about a current NFL player potentially coming out of the closet in the near future. The report created a firestorm of news and opinions, both positive a...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Kwame Harris talks about being gay

Former San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Kwame Harris confirmed that he is gay in an exclusive interview with CNN and said he wished he would have come out while he was still playing. "I want people, whether gay athletes, athletes still in the closet, or youths who are not sure what their sexuality is to know those are common feelings," Harris said. "Don't...

Former NFL player Kwame Harris wishes he would’ve been open about being gay while still playing

Kwame Harris spent six seasons in the NFL with the San Francisco 49′ers and the Oakland Raiders. During that time, he kept the nature of his sexuality a secret. But a January altercation with an ex-boyfriend that led to an arrest, put his sexual preference front and center for the masses. Now Harris is speaking out about his time in the NFL and why he opted to stay in the closet...
CLOSET MATTER

Harris wishes he came out sooner

Former NFL player Kwame Harris' homosexuality became public knowledge recently. He says he wishes he came out sooner.

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.