The biggest sports news of the day is that Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib came out as gay as the first active NFL player: The timing for this announcement is very appropriate as the NFL and the world at large are observing pride month. But Carl has professed other personal things on his Instagram in the past. In December 2020 he shared a Christmas greeting:
In June of 2020, Carl confessed to being a God-father, which in the Christian tradition means, he takes charge of the spiritual well-being of a little person.
In April 2020, Carl’s birthday happened to coincide with Easter. The feast of resurrection is so important to the defensive end that he mentions it in his birthday post:
In August 2019, Carl instructed his fans loud and clear: “Don’t let a day go by without thanking God for all that you’re blessed with.”
Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib came out on Instagram big time: as a gay man who cares for the spiritual well-being of a little person, thanks God for his opportunities, and finds meaning in Christian rituals and holidays.