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

Aaron Hernandez’s 2nd Letter From Jail Surfaces

Aaron Hernandez's 2nd Letter From Jail SurfacesAaron Hernandez has written another letter from prison, and TMZ has obtained and published his correspondence.

‘Everything happens for a reason’

This is the content of the letter:

“Thanks for the support and it means a lot! This will all come to an end and there is a reason god [sic] put me thru [sic] this. Everything happens for a reason. Thanks for the site and sry [sic] I can’t check site there is no internet in jail lol.

P.S. Keep this letter on social media and private. Means a lot for all the support.”

It remains to be seen if TMZ also paid $18,000 for this letter, as the site reportedly paid Sportsworld, Inc. for the first letter Hernandez penned from prison, according to John Zaremba of the Boston Herald.

‘Kept private’

In the former letter, Hernandez maintained his innocence while also requesting his letter be kept private. So much for that request. Perhaps he should stop responding to letters if he truly wants them to remain private, as clearly those wishes won’t be met.

One thing is for certain: $18,000 is a lot to pay for one letter from prison.

This is just the latest chapter in the bizarre and troubling case of Hernandez, currently charged with murdering Odin Lloyd, along with five additional gun charges. Hernandez is also reportedly the center of a grand jury investigation stemming from a 2012 double homicide in Boston.

What do you think of Aaron Hernandez’s involvement in the Odin Lloyd murder case — innocent or guilty? Do you think Hernandez will be able to return to his sports career after this?

Source: Timothy Rapp | Bleacher Report

Image: TMZ