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Maryland state delegate Emmett C. Burns, Jr. recently sent a letter to Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, in an attempt to discourage linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo's support of a state ballot initiative that would legalize gay marriage.
The letter didn't sit well with Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, who unleashed an all-out, expletive-laden blitz attacking Mr. Burns' proclivities:
If gay marriage becomes legal, are you worried that all of a sudden you'll start thinking about penis? "Oh sh*t. Gay marriage just passed. Gotta get me some of that hot dong action!" Will all of your friends suddenly turn gay and refuse to come to your Sunday Ticket grill-outs? (Unlikely, since gay people enjoy watching football too.)
In the history of sports, very few divas have been more high-maintenance than Terrell Owens. The Canton-bound wide receiver signed a one-year deal this week with the Seattle Seahawks and, in turn, got the newcomer treatment from head coach and hijinks master, Pete Carroll. Or so it seems.
Retired NFL player Wade Davis once played for the Tennessee Titans, the Washington Redskins, and the Seattle Seahawks. But in a new interview out today, the 34-year-old reveals how his biggest challenge in the NFL was going to extremes to hide his homosexuality from everyone around him.
The entire interview is terrific, but here's the money quote -- asked whether he thought a non-star should be the first player to publicly come out, Davis answered:
I'm going to be flat-out honest with you, it probably shouldn't if he wants to keep his job. If he's the 53rd man on the roster, if he's a free agent who's fighting for a job, maybe he shouldn't.
Then Davis backpedaled:
You know what, yes, it should be. Screw it. I don't want to be in the business of telling anyone they can't live their life authentically.
"The family was considering this almost from the beginning, but they didn't want to make any emotional decisions," San Diego Chargers chaplain Shawn Mitchell said. But the family wants "to help other individuals down the road."
A link between traumatic brain injury and depression has been known for years, and there are similarities between Seau's death and that of former Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson, who committed suicide last year. Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine found that Duerson suffered from a neurodegenerative disease linked to concussions, and that played a role in triggering his depression.