Little by little, the NFL is inching its way towards seeing an active player come out of the closet. Just last week football fans were surprised to learn from former Houston Oilers players that at least two of their teammates were gay. Now, another shocker has hit the web as a report claims that Green Bay Packers player Aaron Rodgers has been outed as gay.
According to The Fame Driven, an anonymous “spy” pointed out to the site several now-deleted tweets from Rodgers’ former “personal assistant,” Kevin Lanflisi, who lived in his home as “a roommate” for several years.
“Aaron has attended numerous sports award shows with Kevin, always color coordinated and without any double female dates, including the ESPY’s. Kevin was also the first person Aaron embraced when the Packers won the Super Bowl in 2011. I just find it really strange that as of late there have been many bitter subliminal tweets on Kevin Lanflisi’s twitter alluding to a relationship much deeper than a friendship he had with who I perceive to be Aaron Rodgers; because Kevin has NEVER once tweeted about having a girlfriend, just mainly about the Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers and Justin Bieber’s music and sitting front row at Bieber’s concert. There has been speculation for years here in Wisconsin that Aaron is gay,” said the spy.
Rodgers and Lanflisi were reportedly inseparable for years and Lanflisi even tweeted photos of himself wearing Rodgers’ Super Bowl ring. However, their friendship or relationship apparently went down hill in recent months and in early December Lanflisi was seen tweeting about living with a new roommate and learning to live as single man again.
A source claims that Rodgers and Lanflisi’s falling out occurred because Rodgers, who has previously been rumored to be gay, was allegedly supposed to be one of the group of NFL players who was supposed to come out this summer. However, Rodgers allegedly backed out at the last minute, which upset Lanflisi.
There’s been no confirmation on the story yet, but if it is true, this, unfortunately, wouldn’t be the first time an athlete was ripped from the closet in the press. Check out some other players who are arguably out in front of the world. – nicholas robinson