WWE Wrestler Darren Young Comes Out As Gay

WWE Wrestler Darren Young Comes Out As GayNBA veteran Jason Collins took a big step for gay athletes everywhere when he became the first openly gay athlete in a major American sport back in April. Darren Young may have a similar impact on professional wrestling as he made the same announcement in a candid interview with TMZ.

‘Nonchalant manner’

After being asked if a gay wrestler could succeed in WWE, Young casually revealed to the interviewer that he is, in fact, gay.

“Absolutely,” he said. “Look at me. I’m a WWE superstar, and to be honest with you, I’ll tell you right now—I’m gay. And I’m happy. I’m very happy.”

The news might be jarring to some, but the nonchalant manner in which Young made his announcement was perhaps the bigger surprise.

There were no bells and whistles involved; Young didn’t call for a news conference or anything of that nature. TMZ is infamous for its ambush interview style, and it appears as though Young’s spot was no different. It seemed like a spontaneous decision on Young’s part, and he should be commended for that.


‘Make a difference’

When asked if he hoped to make a difference by announcing that he is gay, Young admitted that doing so is something that would mean a lot to him.

I hope so. I’m hoping to be able to make a difference. It’s very important to me that people understand that somebody’s sexual preference shouldn’t really matter. It should be about the person.

Do you think there are other gay wrestlers in WWE who will also come out soon? Feel free to share your thoughts with us!

Source: Mike Chiari | Bleacher Report

Image: Philly

LeBron James Unveils New Uniforms For HS Alma Mater

LeBron James Unveils New Uniforms For HS Alma MaterLeBron James’ former high school football team is a pretty safe bet to be looking sharper than most of their opponents on the gridiron this season.  That’s because the current NBA superstar—along with Nike—is hooking up his alma mater St. Vincent-St. Mary with some new football uniforms.

‘Sleek touch’

On Saturday, he gave us a look via his Instagram account: The all-black unis are super sleek, while the matte helmets and visor add a sleek touch. Can you imagine still being in high school and walking out to the field, only to see your opposition dressed in these uniforms?

That’s the epitome of intimidation, and it should only help make the defending state champions from Akron, Ohio that much more difficult to beat in 2013.


‘Charity’

Apparently there are a few perks of going to the same high school as LeBron. His charity doesn’t stop there, either.  According to the Associated Press, via the Washington Post, James isn’t just supplying the football team with new uniforms—he is outfitting every fall sports team.

Do you like the new unis that St. Vincent-St. Mary’s new football unis? And what can you say about LeBron James’ generosity for his alma mater?

Source: Tim Keeney | Bleacher Report

Image: Diehard Sport