Professional soccer player Robbie Rogers, in his first television interview since coming out earlier this year, describes the feeling of being gay and closeted in professional sports, and of going to work each day hoping none of his teammates figure out that he is gay.
“If that happens, you can’t play the sport that you love,” he said.
In a new interview airing on ABC News’ “Nightline” Monday evening, April 15, Rogers tells ABC News correspondent Amy Robach that he heard gays slurs in the locker room “all the time, … everywhere,” and “that’s what scars you.”
St. Louis Rams’ Michael Sam, left, and his partner Vito Cammisano arrive at the ESPY Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in Los Angeles. Michael Sam, the first openly gay NFL draft pick, was awarded the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the annual ESPY Awards on Tuesday. Sam, who announced earlier this year [...]