NFL: Las Vegas Raiders release Carl Nassib, first active player to come out as gay


Karl Nessibthe first active player in NFL The NFL website reported that those who came out as gay were cut down on Wednesday, March 16, by the Las Vegas Raiders.

With the move, the Raiders saved $8 million on their pay bill for the next two years.

Nesib, who had 49 tackles and four quarterback sacks in two seasons with Las Vegas, Free to sign for any other franchise for next season.

The 28-year-old defensive end He publicly revealed his sexual orientation in a video posted to Instagram in June, The gesture was supported by the President of the United States, Joe Biden, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

The player, who played six seasons in the NFL, said that He hoped his example would help highlight other gay athletes.

at footballthe most watched sport in the United States, other players have emerged as gay after their retirement.

In 2014, college player Michael Sam was drafted by the St. Louis Rams after coming out as gay but never playing in an official NFL game.

The Raiders are going through a sporting transformation after being eliminated in the first round of the final playoffs.

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