[HOT] : Las Vegas Raiders star Carl Nassib becomes first active NFL player to declare himself g * y, donates £ 72,000 to charity

Las Vegas Adventurers Star Carl Nassib became the first active NFL player to declare himself g * y.

The 28-year-old broke the news in a video on his Instagram account and he was quickly praised by other grill stars, other athletes and members of the LGBTQ + community.

Nassib begins his journey as an openly g * y athlete and is already supported by many fans, players and celebrities

“I just want to take a moment to say I’m g * y,” Nassib said in the video shot at his home in Pennsylvania.

“I’ve been meaning to do this for a while, but I finally feel comfortable getting rid of it.”

He added that he was a “pretty private person” but was making the announcement because he thought “representation and visibility are so important”.

The Raiders tweeted portions of Nassib’s post, with a caption featuring a loving heart and the words “Proud of you, Carl.”

The NFL responded to the post by sharing the video with the caption: “The NFL family is proud of you, Carl.”

Nassib, who was previously on the books for the Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers before joining the Raiders in 2020, said in his video: “I actually hope that someday videos like this and all the exit process is simply not necessary.

“But until then, I’m going to do my best to cultivate a culture that is accepting, that is compassionate, and I’ll start by donating $ 100,000 (£ 72,000) to the Trevor Project.”

The Trevor Project is a charity focused on suicide prevention in the LGBT community in the United States.

Nassib sues Pat Mahomes last November

Nassib’s announcement follows defensive end Michael Sam exiting as a gay before the 2014 NFL Draft. Sam was later drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round but was removed from their roster. before the start of the season.

He also spent time with the Dallas Cowboys but did not appear in an NFL game. He then played for the Montreal Alouettes in the Canadian Football League.

Former LA Galaxy, Leeds and US international Robbie Rogers was the first openly gay man to play in one of America’s Big Five sports leagues when he came out in February 2013. The center of NBA Jason Collins came out later that year and had a short stint with the Brooklyn Nets in 2014.

The NFL has announced plans to return to London in October with two games scheduled at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.