Mediatakeout released photos of Kerry Rhodes on vacation with a buddy and implied they were lovers. There has been a lot of conversation lately, about which Gay NFL players would come out of the closet first, so this created a lot of buzz.
MTO didn’t have any evidence backing up their claims, so in my mind, it was much ado about nothing. It really doesn’t matter if Rhodes is gay or not, it is his choice if he wanted to come out.
But, it caused enough of a distraction, that Rhodes felt the need to deny the accusation.
“Photos have been circulating of my former assistant and I that have caused some rumors regarding my sexuality, and I wanted to address the situation.”
Rhodes then says flatly, “I am not gay.”
Rhodes explains: “The shots were taken during a past vacation in a casual environment with my entire business team.”
Could Rhodes be lying? Of course, but as I stated before, it is his decision to make. I give people the benefit of the doubt, if he says he isn’t gay, that is good enough for me.
I would hope he doesn’t feel pressure to lie if he isn’t, because honestly, it shouldn’t matter what his sexuality is one way or another. He is still an average safety at best. That isn’t going to change, regardless if he is straight or gay.