Gay, bisexual or straight? That seemed to be the question on everyone’s mind after MediaTakeOut posted photos of NFL star Kerry Rhodes in some overtly friendly and intimate embraces with an unknown man. Although the site never claimed Rhodes was gay, it was strongly implied. Several fans believed he was one of the four closeted NFL players that Brendon Ayanbadejo spoke about. Rhodes is commenting on the photos and denying that he’s gay.
“Photos have been circulating of my former assistant and I. The photos have caused some rumors regarding my sexuality and I want to address the situation,” Rhodes said in a statement to TMZ.
“I am not gay,” he declared, adding, “The shots were taken during a past vacation in a casual environment with my entire business team.” Rhodes explains that he stands beside sports stars like Ayanbadejo, Chris Kluwe and Magic Johnson in supporting LGBT athletes.
“I know a lot of people are recently talking about athletes struggling to come out to their fans right now and I support them, as well as wish those individuals comfort,” said Rhodes.
We commend Rhodes on handling the rumors with composure and for extending his support to the LGBT community as well. But he’s not the only one who’s been rumored as gay. Check out some other allegedly gay stars below. – nicholas robinson