Out on the edge

Kwame Harris opens up about a six-year NFL career spent in the closet

Originally Published: May 29, 2013
By Danelle Morton | ESPN The Magazine

KWAME HARRIS walked toward the showers the first day of freshman football camp at Stanford anxious and intimidated. He'd never showered with his high school team. Except for his brothers, he'd never seen another man naked, and he was about to be surrounded by them. He didn't know where to look, how to look, how long to let his gaze linger. He was 18 years old. A breeze could give him a hard-on. If that happened, he'd have to flee.

He approached the crowded ...

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