[Jim] Buzinski [of Outsports.com] agrees, but notes that in many ways, once the player comes out, he will be so embraced—not just by the sports media, but by the larger culture (it is not difficult to see the first openly gay pro athlete landing on the cover of Time magazine) that it will become difficult for a player’s team to cut or trade him. This is a funny idea. It sounds like the premise of a bad sports comedy, in which a straight player must pretend to be gay to keep his job.
- New York Magazine‘s Will Leitch discussing homophobia and pro-sports in his article, “The Last Closet: When will a gay professional athlete finally come out?”
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