A day after Raiders Linebacker Carl Nassib came out publicly, the NFL announced their own matching donation to the Trevor Project. Nassib announced he was gay in a video posted on his Instagram along with a longer statement explaining he would donate $100,000 to the Trevor Project, an LGTBQ+ advocacy and support resource. The NFL Tuesday announced it would match Nassib’s donation adding the league is committed to “year-long efforts around diversity, equity, and inclusion.
"To Carl Nassib and Kumi Yokoyama – two prominent, inspiring athletes who came out this week: I’m so proud of your courage," Biden tweeted https://twitter.com/POTUS/status/1407506870181453824 on Tuesday. Nassib's announcement video on Monday, during Pride month, was greeted with support from the NFL and his team, and the 28-year-old took to social media to express his "gratitude and relief."
Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon says he thinks the reason several teammates of his did not come out as gay publicly during his NFL career had as much to do with the age-old "mentality" of the sport as it did with the era in which Moon starred for the Houston Oilers, and later the Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City during a 17-year career.