Eli Apple and Homosexuality In Sports Debate

Eli Apple and Homosexuality In Sports Debate

The situation with NFL hopeful Eli Apple and homosexuality in professional sports:

Just recently, an assistant coach for the Atlanta Falcons asked Eli Apple if he was gay.  Apple is a former Ohio State cornerback and NFL hopeful.  Apple was interviewed by Comcast Sports in Philadelphia  about the incident.  According to Apple, this is how it went down.

“I’ve been asked a lot of weird questions. I don’t know if I could say on TV,” Apple told Comcast.  “The Falcons coach, one of the coaches, was like, ‘So do you like men?’ It was like the first thing he asked me. It was weird. I was just like, ‘no.’ He was like, ‘if you’re going to come to Atlanta, sometimes that’s how it is around here, you’re going to have to get used to it.’ I guess he was joking but they just ask most of these questions to see how you’re going to react.”

More on this in the video below: (just hit play)

This situation made me think a couple things.  Before we even get into the real shit…the coach’s comment about Atlanta…lol

Firstly, is the NFL more cool with homosexuality than it appears? Is homosexuality more common within the sport than we know?  Part of me thinks that if a player is damn good and is masculine (keyword MASCULINE and not open for that matter) but happens to be gay that they’d be cool with it.  Why? Because he’d be putting money in their pockets.

On the other hand, some of the older white men who run the organization may be bothered by it.

Secondly, I wondered if this assistant coach was trying to get some booty.  Lol.  Imagine being in a job interview and one of the first questions shot at you was, “So…Dick or Pussy?”  That might catch you a little off guard! Maybe Mr. Assistant Coach was trying to get some of DAT ASS lol

Lastly, maybe they’re just not cool with it at all.  Had Eli Apple told the coach that he was indeed gay, what would have happened?  Would his chances to play with the team have dwindled?   We may never know for sure.  But the only thing for certain is that questions of that nature clearly violate NFL rules and guidelines.  This ‘unnamed’ assistant coach should have never asked.

We don’t know if it’s common practice to ask someone of their sexual preference when looking at potential draft picks, but it coming to knowledge HAS sparked the conversation again.  More and more players have started to come out, but we also know that many more are and will remain closeted.  Maybe one day that will change.

Eli Apple and homosexuality in sports debate.

Remember Derrick Gordon?


He came out nearly two years ago in a big way, but has stayed out of the spotlight as of recent.

It would be nice to one day have a gay power couple.  Two athletes, or an athlete and an entertainer.  Gay, In Love, and Unapologetic about it.


Eli Apple and homosexuality in sports debate.



3 thoughts on “Eli Apple and Homosexuality In Sports Debate

  1. The entire sports arena is a CUMPLETE sespool of homoeroticism!!!! Testosterone is efferevescently flowing thru the veins of men who engage in contact sports and it is well known that when men get agitated in such a manner, they will either FUCK or FIGHT….and SPORTS facilitate that energy!!!

    Having said that, I do believe that is the FEAR many players and spectators have because THEY KNOW it could very well happen and it challeges their psyche due to the perceptions if what “gay” is supposed to be. A big ole defensive tackle “could not be gay” because that’s too masculine in the eyes of the mainstream culture, BUT WE KNOW THE TRUTH!!!(in fact, I prefer a big ole 6’4, 285-400 lbs dude)

    Sounds like this coach was attempting to “be inclusive” and feeling ole boy out simultaneously……he cruised ole boy…..lol………in an effort to “prepare” the team!!

    1. That size a man is too big. I prefer my black man to be not over 250, built & hung. I am a Daddy Slave who prefers younger black men.

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