|Kwame Harris, 30, played football for Stanford and |
the San Francisco 49ers
The San Francisco Chronicle reports:
Ouch. 6-foot-7 and 240 pounds? That is a big guy. Geier had extensive injuries and needed facial surgeries after the incident. Harris is scheduled for trial in April.
One of the key reasons why the story is so interesting to the public is that there has never been an openly gay male member of a professional sports team in the United States (basketball, baseball or football) even though everyone knows that they must exist and numerous players have come out (or been outed) after their professional sports days are over.
It's really just a question of when, not if, a professional player comes out, and then the question is how will the sport, and the public respond?
Hat/tip to Rod 2.0