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Gay Ex NFL Player Kwame Harris Wishes He Had Come Out Sooner

by Glenn Erby | Posted on Friday, March 29th, 2013

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Former San Francisco 49ers left tackle Kwame Harris has recently come out the closet in regards to being a homosexual.  It just so happens that Harris was only outed after a domestic dispute between himself and an ex boyfriend became public.

Harris wants gay NFL players to know that they are not alone, and he told USA Today he wishes he had come out sooner, especially while he was still playing.

“The cost was great not speak candidly open about myself in complete manner,” Harris said. “If I could have done it differently, I would have hoped I found the strength [to come out].”

“I want people, whether gay athletes, athletes still in the closet, or youths who are not sure what their sexuality is to know those are common feelings,” Harris said. “Don’t feel alone in having them.”

“You want to escape the despair and turmoil and your mind goes to dark places,” Harris said of keeping his sexuality secret. “I’m happy today, and I’m glad they were just ideas and I didn’t act on any of them”

Harris now joins a small group of former NFL players who have come out as openly gay, a group that includes Roy Simmons, Wade Davis, Esera Tuaolo and Dave Kopay. The NFL has never had an openly gay active player, but according to reports, that could soon change.

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  1. C Mac says:

    Yeah he looks like he’d love a kubasa in the mouth and other areas…

  2. george says:

    When will you Africans excell?

  3. Greg Haislip says:

    I lived with a man as my lover for the better part of 11 years. He cheated on me and I cheated on him. The ONLY thing we had going for us was lust. Today I’m married God’s way. My wife and I share the good news that Jesus can set you FREE from any sin and that includes the sin of homosexuality. I know that most people hate to hear the truth of God’s word so they create their own god, however, there is ONLY one God and ONLY one way to heaven. Check out my YouTube testimony – I used to be addicted to men, but 7 years ago Jesus set me FREE!

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