Kwame Harris, who played offensive line for the San Francisco 49ers from 2003-2009 has come out of the closet to let the world know he was a gay athlete. If you know who he is at all, the fact that he is now saying he is gay is actually not a big surprise. Even though he is a big guy, he always seemed and looked kind of feminine. It is interesting he decided to come out now because there have been serious rumors this past week, that a CURRENT player in the NFL is really considering coming out and letting the players and fans know he is gay. I am a very open minded person. Just because someone is gay doesn’t mean anything. If that best player on your favorite team turns out to be gay are you going to treat him different? That would be idiotic. Read more after the jump to see what Kwame said.
Harris was on CNN this morning and made the following comment. “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. Don’t feel alone in having them.” Even though he no longer plays the game, I still applaud him for coming out and letting any younger players who may be secretly gay that they can be themselves. But it definitely doesn’t have the same effect as a player who is still playing coming out and seeing how teammates and fans treat him.