NFL Star Ryan Russell Releases Personal Essay, Comes Out As Bisexual

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Ryan Russell is a veteran of the National Football League, formerly playing on the Dallas Cowboys in 2015. He also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Recently, Russell released a personal essay that revealed him to be bisexual, and how that affected his career on the field.


The essay reveals that while he was out to close family and friends, he remained closeted in the game and in the league. He recalls a blogger who found out and decided to not out him but told him to be careful. Russell wrote “Nobody should need a favor to live honestly. In nobody’s worlds should being careful mean not being yourself.”

All in all, Russell concludes the essay hoping that now he can live a better life now that he is being honest publicly. He writes, “I want to be able to dedicate my life to football without feeling like I can’t dedicate my life to truth as well.”

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