Gay NFL player ties the knot to boyfriend

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Jeff Rohrer is the first NFL player to marry a man. He reportedly tied the knot to long-term boyfriend Joshua Ross on November 18th. The 59-year-old retired Dallas Cowboys player came out as gay in an interview with The New York Times 4 days before the announced wedding and introduced his 23-years younger future husband. Rohrer began playing in the NFL in 1982 as a linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys. “If I had told the Dallas Cowboys in the 1980s that I was gay, I would have been cut immediately,” he said, reflecting on the prejudice against gay people at the time. “It was a different world back then, people didn’t want to hear that.” However hard it was for him to stay in closet, he did not even consider coming out back then. “I’m not going to change the world, but we can at least get the message out there that it’s OK and I’m proud of where I am. I’m not ashamed. I’m not the Wolfman anymore. My family and friends are 100% behind me. That kind of message can maybe move the ball forward a little bit,” he said

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