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Carl Nassib gets lauded by NFL stars, celebrities, politicians after coming out as gay

Carl Nassib, Raiders, Saquon Barkley, Julian Edelman

Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib made a monumental announcement on Monday after coming out as gay, becoming the first player in NFL to do so.

In a league largely typified by jock culture, Nassib’s courageous act was indeed worthy of praise. After getting strong support from the Raiders and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Nassib received a wave of admiration from fellow players, celebrities, and politicians.

New York Giants star Saquon Barkley gave much respect to Nassib, who was picked in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Three-time Super Bowl champion Julian Edelman, who’s a big advocate for social equality, said it was an awesome moment for Nassib and his work on the Trevor Project, a non-profit organization helping the LGBTQ+ community.

Another former Super Bowl champion in Ryan Clark also praised Nassib for his brave admission.

NFL Hall of Fame member Warren Moon also expressed his support, saying he played with guys who were never comfortable enough to come out as gay. He added sexual preference must never be an issue and reminded everyone that diversity should always be embraced.

Celebrities also showed love to the 28-year-old Nassib, who said he “agonized over this moment for the last 15 years” but now finally felt “comfortable enough to get it off my chest.”

Star Trek legend George Takei, who came out as gay just a few years ago, admired Nassib for speaking out.

Sen. Cory Booker also expressed his support, adding Nassib’s leadership would surely help the LGBTQ+ community.

Carl Nassib, who has a three-year, $25 million contract with the Raiders, is entering his sixth year in the NFL. His historic announcement could be the catalyst for more NFL players to come out as gay and show that every individual has a rightful role in society.