Former College Hoops Baller Comes Out of the Closet
These days, there are many athletes that are openly gay. However, the majority of these athletes play on the high school and college levels. So, if they are gay, it’s not a big deal to most of us, because most sports fanatics watch professional sports. However, high school and college gay athletes can make a big deal to a lot of people on a more personal level. This
is a result of the intimacy and the closeness of all the families of the children. If you ”came out” on a high school team, your school would be more affected than the nation as a whole. However, if you ”came out” on a pro team, the city would be taken-aback by your sexual orientation. Will Sheridan, former Villanova basketball player,”came out of the closet” earlier today. You may remember Sheridan because of his 58.6 field goal percentage in ’03-’04. He wasn’t the most spectacular player on the court, but he got the job done and he was a good teammate to his fellow Villanovans. “Coming out” has been the final hurdle for pro sports athletes to climb for at least 20 years. “I’m proud of who I am,” Sheridan said today (Courtesy ESPN.com). The shocking news came just a day after Phoenix Suns President Rick Welts announced that he too is gay. What do you think of this announcement?
Posted on May 16, 2011, in Pro Basketball and tagged College Basketball, Coming out, Gay, Gay Athletes, High school, Phoenix Suns, Pro Basketball, Professional sports, Recruiting, Sports, Villanova Wildcats. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.