The former NFL player came out only after leaving the sport.
Baltimore Ravens linebacker and outspoken equality advocate Brendon Ayanbadejo has a lot on his mind as his team heads to the Super Bowl in New Orleans next month.
The revelations about college football star Manti Te'o's fabricated girlfriend indicate a male friend was behind the hoax, and some observers wonder if the girlfriend was a cover story for Te'o being gay.
Soccer player Matt Jarvis appears shirtless on the February cover of the UK's popular gay magazine, Attitude.
In a lengthy story about how unwelcome gay athletes still feel in pro sports, Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter says a player coming out would make him "uncomfortable."