The NFL player, who previously played for the Dallas Cowboys and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, came out as bisexual in an August essay for ESPN.
“Withholding information is a form of deceit. And I want the next part of my career—and life—steeped in trust and honesty,” he wrote about the decision to finally come out publicly. “During the season you spend more time with your team than with your own family; truth and honesty are the cornerstones of a winning culture. My truth is that I’m a talented football player, a damn good writer, a loving son, an overbearing brother, a caring friend, a loyal lover, and a bisexual man.”