My conversations with a gay pro athlete

Originally Published: October 8, 2009
By LZ Granderson | Page 2

Over the years, several current professional athletes -- both All-Stars and scrubs -- from each of the four major sports have told me they are gay and are afraid to come out.

I don't hang out with any of these guys and don't consider any of them friends.

In fact, if our paths cross in mixed company, they tend to avoid me altogether and apologize later for having done so. I tell them it's not necessary. I get it. They don't want to be found guilty by association. This, ...

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