in memoriam

When Brendan Burke Came Out To His Hockey Team, The Coach Was Glad It Was ‘Nothing Serious’

Ugh. If this CBS Sports segment on Brendan Burke, the gay hockey-loving son of Toronto Maple Leafs president Brian Burke, doesn’t bring a tear to your eye, you’re not human. Burke, who came out to the world in November 2009, and died after a car accident two months later, is remembered by the Red Hawks hockey team at the University of Miami in Ohio, where he was student manager.