I hope this is a beginning trend. Kevin Grayson who played for the University of Richmond has come out and is sending a message to other athletes.
“Just because you’re gay doesn’t mean you can’t be the athlete you want to be. Doesn’t mean you can’t be a star. Doesn’t mean you can’t go out there and go just as hard as anybody else, if not harder,” Grayson said in an interview with WTVR in Richmond, Va.
During his career, he achieved a long list of accolades. Grayson helped his college team win the national title in 2008 and remains second on the list of all-time receivers in receptions, yards, and touchdowns.
While a torn ligament in his knee kept Grayson from being drafted by an NFL team in 2011, he went on to play professionally in Italy with the Parma Panthers and not only helped the team win the Italian Football League, but was named MVP as well.