Raiders, Sakun Barkley, NFL Twitter react to Carl Nassib’s coming out: “Proud of you, Carl”

Raiders defensive end Carnassib becomes the first active NFL player Coming out as a gay Monday night.

Nassib announced the news on Instagram and stated that he would donate US$100,000 to Trevor Project, An organization focused on suicide prevention in the LGBTQ+ community.

Nassib’s announcement quickly spread throughout the NFL and quickly received positive messages from players, teams and executives. These include some heartfelt comments from Raiders owner Mark Davis.

“It’s 2021,” Davis said, every Paul Gutierrez of ESPN“It’s more powerful for Carl. This hasn’t changed my view of him as a person or as a raider.”

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The National Football League also issued an official statement saying they were “proud” of him.

The statement read: “The NFL family is proud of Carl for sharing his truth bravely today.” “Representation is very important. We hope that one day, as we move towards full equality in the LGBTQ+ community, like His remarks will no longer be newsworthy. We hope Carl will have good luck in the coming season.”

Here are some other Twitter messages supporting Nassib, including the Raiders, NFL, and Nassib’s former college teammate Saquon Barkley’s posts.

In other words, at least one player does not want people to forget Michael Sam, he is another trailblazer at the NFL level.

Sam came out as a gay before the 2014 NFL Draft and was selected by the Rams in the seventh round. However, he did not enter the team’s 53-man roster as a rookie, so he never appeared on the NFL’s active roster.

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