From "People:" Retired NFL linebacker Jeff Rohrer is gay and set to become the first former or current NFL player in a same-sex marriage, he revealed in a new interview published on Wednesday. (Pictured above Jeff with his future husband Joshua Ross)
In the New York Times story, Rohrer, 59, opened up about his sexuality for the first time. "I'm sure there's going to be some people out there who have a negative reaction to this," Rohrer said, adding, "and I'm fine with it."
Born and raised in Manhattan Beach, California, Rohrer played football in high school then at Yale University. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys after college and played for the Texas team from 1982 to 1989. Following his exit from the NFL, Rohrer pursued his passion for visual art and currently works in media.
Said Rohrer, "If I had told the Dallas Cowboys in the 1980s that I was gay, I would have been cut immediately. It was a different world back then, people didn't want to hear that." (For the complete article, Click Here.
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