Carl Nassib said he was concerned that talking about his sexuality would cost him his NFL job… explaining this week that he hadn’t turned gay sooner because he feared it would “ruin my career.”
The Las Vegas Raiders smuggler – who revealed he was gay in a social media post in June – broke everything on Darren Wallerpodcast “Comeback Stories” de .
Nassib said he had considered the idea of releasing earlier … but was afraid of the reaction the announcement might elicit from other players – and, more importantly, NFL owners.
“I thought about it every now and then,” Nassib said of sharing his sexual preferences with the public. “I thought about how I wanted to do it. When I could do it. ”
“I didn’t know how people would react. I wanted to make sure I was financially stable before I did. I didn’t know if it would ruin my career. I didn’t know if the guys would back me up or not. “
Nassib – who says he didn’t know he was gay until about four years ago – said he finally felt comfortable making the announcement this year after solidifying his career in the NFL and gained a good understanding of his Raiders teammates.
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The 28-year-old, however, revealed it had been a bit difficult since revealing the news … Telling Waller that he felt a huge burden in practice and practice after the video was released.
“Being the only gay man in the NFL is a little stressful,” Nassib said, adding that things have gotten easier since then.
Nassib also revealed he was dating someone saying, “I met a great guy. It’s the best.”
On the pitch this year, Nassib has played in all 3 Raiders games this season… registering 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble.