In a series of tweets, Sam said he was "stepping away" from the sport after a difficult 12 months that gave him concerns about his mental health. World News. The new NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement in contained added protections banning discrimination based on sexual orientation. Whatever it is, you gotta have that practice that you do every day that counteracts all of the negative narratives that exist about LGBTQ folks. Left paralyzed, he would go on to publish a book and to found Alive to Thrive, becoming a spokesman for the disabled and advocate for human rights.
He came out to Outsports in Maywhere he announced hopes to be among the first out players to score a touchdown and to receive an All-Conference honor.
A kicker for four seasons with the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, Alan Gendreau, openly gay from age 16 on, would end his college career as the lead scorer in Sun Belt conference history. Orlando Sentinel. Cut due to outspoken views". HuffPost Personal.