In the midst of a rumored mass outing in the NFL and growing support from Magic Johnson (via his own fabulously dapper gay son), NFL star Kerry Rhodes is one of the first to be pegged as a homosexual after giving his assistant some hands-on lovin’ while on vacation this week.
The photos, posted by Media Takeout, show Rhodes pulling the old arm-around-your-shoulders-in-the-movie-theater trick and carrying his presumed lover to the pool. He’s shirtless, and his man is beaming with the glow of 1,000 suns (a natural reaction for anyone being carried by a beautiful, jacked, shirtless football player).
Rhodes spoke exclusively with TMZ shortly after the photos leaked. “Photos have been circulating of my former assistant and I that have caused some rumors regarding my sexuality, and I want to address the situation,” he said. “I am not gay.”
According to Rhodes, the shots were taken “in a casual environment” in good fun. He’s managing to be a good sport about the situation, using it as an opportunity to show support for fellow athletes struggling to come out: “I know a lot of people are recently talking about athletes struggling to come out to their fans right now, and I support them, as well as wish those individuals comfort.”
Aww! With an attitude like that, how could you not want to jump into his arms?