NFL quarterback received a 3-million-dollar compensation from a man who called him a closeted gay

BALTIMORE, : Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kordell Stewart (L) gets away from Baltimore Ravens player Brad Jackson (R) in the third quarter of the game today 16 December, 2001 in Baltimore, MD. The Steelers beat the Ravens 26-20. AFP PHOTO HEATHER HALL (Photo credit should read HEATHER HALL/AFP/Getty Images)

NFL player Kordell Stewart has been awarded $3 million in a lawsuit against a man who claimed that the sportsman had been hiding his homosexual relationships. Stewart, a former quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Chicago Bears, filed the lawsuit against the ‘ex gay’ activist Andrew Caldwell who said the quarterback used to be his boyfriend some time ago. Stewart was awarded $1.5 million in general damages and 1.5$ in punitive damages after a judge found that his reputation was “significantly” damaged by the claims. The lawsuit began after 38-year-old Caldwell appeared on TheShakeUp show to claim that 44-year-old Stewart had been on a date with him and showered him in expensive gifts. Caldwell said on the show: “If you’re gay, you can just get a vibe from someone and know they are, too.” Stewart denied the allegations and his suit stated: “at all times during his life, Mr. Stewart has been, and is, a heterosexual male.”


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