It was announced Wednesday that Carl Nassib would retire from the National Football League after seven seasons. It was a “bittersweet moment” for the linebacker and defensive end, who said on Instagram that leaving the league will help him focus more on Rayze, his social media app that connects donors to nonprofits.
“I just wanted to take a quick moment to say that I’m gay. I’ve been meaning to do this for a while now, but finally feel comfortable getting it off my chest. I really have the best life, the best family, friends, and job a guy can ask for,” he said in a video at the time.
Last September, he made the final roster of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after signing with the team a month earlier. He previously played two seasons with the team before joining the Raiders. Nassib has been dating Søren Dahl – an Olympic swimmer who was born in Denmark but lives in the U.S.