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The defensive lineman for the Raiders took a day's leave following the media storm around head coach Jon Gruden's anti-LGBTQ+ and racist messages to colleagues. 

October 13 2021 4:41 PM

The Raiders happen to be the team of Carl Nassib, the first active NFL player to come out as gay. 

October 11 2021 10:41 PM

"This was the week for the LGBTQ+ community to feel seen and to feel valued and respected. And it was a really beautiful thing to see.”

September 28 2021 5:33 PM

The Raiders player forced a key turnover in overtime, and put to rest questions about gay athletes in professional sports in the process.

September 14 2021 10:03 AM

“I was definitely surprised by the big reaction. It was incredible. I thought nobody would care.”

August 09 2021 10:53 AM

The NFL’s first-ever out active player has become the MVP of merch.

 

June 24 2021 1:26 PM
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