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Kwame Harris: Why orientation is relevant

5/29/2013

Former San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Kwame Harris made headlines before the Super Bowl for allegedly assaulting an ex-boyfriend.

The story outed Harris a couple days before a current 49ers player, Chris Culliver, made headlines for anti-gay remarks.

Danelle Morton of ESPN the Magazine followed up with Harris to produce a much fuller picture of the former Stanford and NFL lineman, who had this to say regarding the idea that a player's sexual orientation should be considered irrelevant:

"That's the perfect answer, right? Because what it sounds like is that your sex life doesn't matter -- which would be true if what supported that were tolerance, as opposed to denial, and in many cases homophobia."