Topics :: Football

Draft Day

By Kilian Melloy | Friday Apr 11, 2014
The director behind "Ghostbusters" and "Meatballs" certainly spends a lot of time and energy zigging and zagging on his way to a touchdown that never quite happens.

Footballer Guilty of Anti-Gay Gesture in England

Wednesday Apr 9, 2014
A British court has found Turkey striker Colin Kazim-Richards guilty of making an anti-gay gesture at a match while playing for Blackburn.

NFL Exec: I’ve Played With 6 Openly Gay Players

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Mar 27, 2014
Troy Vincent, a former National Football League defensive back who is now the organization’s executive vice president of football operations, told reporters Wednesday that he’s played with a handful of openly gay players during his career.

Gay Ex-NFL Player Speaks at Meetings

Wednesday Mar 26, 2014
Former NFL player Wade Davis’ speech to the owners, coaches and general managers delivered a significant message about sexual orientation in sports, commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday.

Michael Sam in Spotlight at Missouri’s Pro Day

By Jake Kreinberg | Thursday Mar 20, 2014
Michael Sam certainly draws a crowd.

NFL Quarterback: ’Nobody’s Perfect’ But He’ll Welcome Gay Player

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Mar 5, 2014
A quarterback for the Washington Redskins said he will accept an out teammate, noting that "nobody’s perfect," and that he hopes to show him "what it means to follow Jesus."

Touchdown: The NFL Saves Arizona From Itself

By Sue O’Connell | Thursday Feb 27, 2014
One can only imagine how difficult it must have been for Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer this week. Never one to embrace logic, she was presented with a bill that a logical person would simply reject.

Out Ex-NFL Star Roy Simmons Dies

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Feb 25, 2014
Former offensive lineman for the New York Giants and Washington Redskins, Roy Simmons, who made NFL history in 1992 for coming out as gay and later in 1997 for coming out as HIV positive, died Thursday in his New York Home. He was 57.

NFL Considers in-Game Penalties for Anti-Gay, Racist Slurs

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Feb 24, 2014
A rule change may be on the horizon for the NFL regarding in-game penalties for players using racially charged language or homophobic slurs.

Maybe Michael Sam Will Fit in NFL Just Fine

By Dave Campbell | Monday Feb 24, 2014
With Michael Sam on the verge of becoming the NFL’s first openly gay player, maybe he’ll fit in the locker room just fine. This is 2014, after all. Sexual orientation isn’t as big of a deal for Sam’s generation as it was for their fathers’.