Is being a gay athlete even news anymore?
April 10, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - The announcements to this point have been few, but maybe society is finally concluding that an athlete coming out publicly about being gay is no longer a news story that has to transcend all else that is occurring in the world and bring newscasts and blogs to their knees.
On Wednesday, when Massachusetts sophomore guard Derrick Gordon announced he is gay, it certainly garnered plenty of attention coming out of the gate, but the world did not stop spinning because we were all being told something that's probably been the case for some time now.
Consumers of college and pro sports obviously don't know all the bits and pieces that make up the personal lives of those who play for our favorite teams, but is it really necessary at this point?
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