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Athletes you think are closeted

Aaron Rodgers is a given.

by Anonymousreply 125March 22, 2023 12:20 PM

A good number of swimmers/divers.

They are gayer than the guys in the school drama club.

by Anonymousreply 1January 26, 2023 1:37 AM


by Anonymousreply 2January 26, 2023 1:58 AM

Odell Beckman Jr-closeted, always HIGH, scared Black gay man.

by Anonymousreply 3January 26, 2023 2:34 AM

[quote]Aaron Rodgers is a given.

He giveth and he taketh away.

by Anonymousreply 4January 26, 2023 3:13 AM

I'm like 90% sure A Rod and Jeter fucked

by Anonymousreply 5January 26, 2023 4:11 AM


by Anonymousreply 6January 26, 2023 4:15 AM

Tim Duncan. There was some messiness during his divorce. Stories about how she claimed the man who had been living in their guest house was also his boyfriend. The divorce had been contentious. As soon as those rumors started swirling, they settled and everything was sealed.

by Anonymousreply 7January 26, 2023 4:16 AM

Former athlete but....Troy Aikman

by Anonymousreply 8January 26, 2023 4:18 AM

How do you "know", R8.

by Anonymousreply 9January 26, 2023 4:19 AM

R9, I know one of his exes. I mentioned this before

by Anonymousreply 10January 26, 2023 4:28 AM

To R10, I know you're telling the truth, I have had him too. Troy never got over getting outed by Skip Baylis in his book. Even Jerry Jones couldn't control Skip Baylis popularity. Troy's divorce from the 1st wife cost him plenty, I know ; I was one of his financial advisors. I've told the Troy b4 here on DL,.

by Anonymousreply 11January 26, 2023 4:47 AM


by Anonymousreply 12January 26, 2023 4:49 AM

I've told the Troy story before here on DL.

Damn Finnish Vodka!!

by Anonymousreply 13January 26, 2023 4:55 AM

Gym Jordan

by Anonymousreply 14January 26, 2023 5:11 AM

Miss Tebow

by Anonymousreply 15January 26, 2023 2:56 PM


by Anonymousreply 16January 26, 2023 4:13 PM

Joey Votto

by Anonymousreply 17January 26, 2023 8:05 PM

-Marc Márquez (there's no way this guy can be str8)

-Tennis players: Richard Gasquet, Juan Martin del Potro (mostly since it's odd they are over 35 and still single/childless)

-Any +30y/o active soccer player playing in a top European league who's still single/childless

-Aaron Rodgers, obviously

-Sidney Crosby

by Anonymousreply 18January 26, 2023 8:16 PM

ALL of them! Except the ugly ones. And the faggy ones. Ew.

by Anonymousreply 19January 26, 2023 9:30 PM

Cristiano Ronaldo.

by Anonymousreply 20January 26, 2023 9:37 PM

R19 Well, at this point I can assure you that most DLers don't find Aaron Rodgers attractive anymore.

by Anonymousreply 21January 26, 2023 9:54 PM

Lady G, amateur but frequent golf partner of DJT.

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by Anonymousreply 22January 26, 2023 10:12 PM

Just the really hot ones.

by Anonymousreply 23January 26, 2023 10:22 PM

Gasquet team

DelPo team

by Anonymousreply 24January 26, 2023 11:08 PM

One time my dad stormed into my bedroom and asked “why are you a bottom”!? I replied “why not”?

by Anonymousreply 25January 26, 2023 11:31 PM

Lennox Lewis

by Anonymousreply 26January 27, 2023 12:36 AM

Not Aaron Rodgers. He is very, very straight

by Anonymousreply 27January 28, 2023 3:39 AM

Is Tyler Downs all the way out yet?

by Anonymousreply 28January 28, 2023 3:52 AM

Tyler Downs is adorable

by Anonymousreply 29January 28, 2023 3:55 AM

Who's gay in basketball?

by Anonymousreply 30January 28, 2023 10:57 PM

I always thought Eric Lindros. But he’s old and gross now, so I don’t care.

by Anonymousreply 31January 28, 2023 11:03 PM

At least r31 speaks the truth.

by Anonymousreply 32January 28, 2023 11:13 PM

…the ones who eye my package and look up at my torso only to look away…

by Anonymousreply 33January 28, 2023 11:22 PM

NBA player-turned-analyst Richard Jefferson (allegedly)

by Anonymousreply 34January 28, 2023 11:35 PM

Rafael Nadal

by Anonymousreply 35January 28, 2023 11:54 PM


So I’ve heard anyway.

by Anonymousreply 36January 28, 2023 11:59 PM

Years ago a DLer claimed to have hooked up with Bubba Smith

by Anonymousreply 37January 29, 2023 12:17 AM

To R31, Aging is a Bitch. at one time Eric was a "beautiful man" with a killer body and a dick of DEATH!! 6 concussions, Hockey is a mother fucker on the athlete's body. Having a nasty Bitch of a coach like Bobby Clarke didn't help!!

by Anonymousreply 38January 29, 2023 1:48 AM

Chris Webber- I don't know if he is GAY, but he did enjoy a white mqn's ass every now and then. Also, a tranny or 2 when he was on the road.

by Anonymousreply 39January 29, 2023 1:53 AM

This is The DL. Most of these names mean absolutely nothing to many of us.

by Anonymousreply 40January 29, 2023 1:56 AM

Dwight Howard

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by Anonymousreply 41January 29, 2023 2:02 AM

This doesn't relate to a celebrity but a friend I had (he died from cancer in his late 40's, like everybody else in his family, yikes) was the captain of his high school 1) swim, 2) baseball, 3) track & field, and 4) tennis teams. He was banging guys regularly from 8th grade on. The point of this story is maybe it's not that difficult to keep all of that a secret if you have any kind of discretion.

by Anonymousreply 42January 29, 2023 2:20 AM

I'm the pope if Jack Laugher (UK dive) isn't getting it on a regular basis.

by Anonymousreply 43January 29, 2023 2:33 AM

R43 I've never bought the story that this slut is str8.

by Anonymousreply 44January 29, 2023 3:37 AM

Jalen Ramsay (top cornerback in the NFL)

by Anonymousreply 45January 29, 2023 4:55 AM

R38 - and how do you know of this “dick of death”?

by Anonymousreply 46January 29, 2023 11:05 AM


by Anonymousreply 47January 29, 2023 4:37 PM

Agree about Joey Votto. He's so cute, but he won't marry his long time gf, who works for his PR handler.

I'll add Roger Federer. He screams queer, every time he flicks his bangs over his headband, I'm like cut your hair, you woman!

by Anonymousreply 48January 29, 2023 6:38 PM

To R46, because I had that lovely "dick of Death" in my 2 favorite holes when I was a "Financial Analyst/whore" in the beginning of Mr Lindros career as a hockey God!! I've told his "truth" before on DL.

by Anonymousreply 49January 29, 2023 7:54 PM

It should be "this truth".

by Anonymousreply 50January 29, 2023 7:58 PM

Tell it again, r49. Lindros was hot as hell back in the day. Would love any more info on him and his "dick of death". Cut? Uncut? Size? I'm guessing from what you've said he was top only...

by Anonymousreply 51February 1, 2023 3:04 AM

R41 Howard also had a Mantasia level messy thing with a tranny that aired out his dirty laundry.

by Anonymousreply 52February 1, 2023 3:12 AM

^ His (alleged) bf wasn't even a "tranny" just a femmy gay guy (like Mantasia)

by Anonymousreply 53February 1, 2023 3:14 AM

back in the early 2000s I met a guy through a bbs, He wanted to meet in public. He was jacked and took me to his room at ucla. Turned out he was a football player. Hooked up a few times because he said I looked like just a friend he might have. One time we were in his room and his phone rang. He turned white. Someone on the other end said I know you are a fag. That was the last time I saw him.

by Anonymousreply 54February 1, 2023 1:17 PM

[quote] One time we were in his room and his phone rang. He turned white. Someone on the other end said I know you are a fag. That was the last time I saw him

Was Ghostface on the other end? That sounds like the plot to some B list gay horror flim ripoff.

by Anonymousreply 55February 1, 2023 1:41 PM

No he was just paranoid about being outed I guess.

by Anonymousreply 56February 1, 2023 3:48 PM

Who saw that instagram story with Shannon Sharpe and "Hollywood"(of Kerry Rhodes fame)?

by Anonymousreply 57February 2, 2023 2:40 AM

who are R33?

by Anonymousreply 58February 2, 2023 2:41 AM

r57, can you go into details?

by Anonymousreply 59February 2, 2023 3:07 AM

C’mon, I wanna hear the Troy Aikman story!!!

by Anonymousreply 60February 2, 2023 3:19 AM

Nadal and Federer- nope. Hetero and gay friendly. I’ve met them both.

by Anonymousreply 61February 2, 2023 3:36 AM

R59, this link explains it all. Sharpe took the post down on his Insta so check it out here.

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by Anonymousreply 62February 3, 2023 11:43 PM

I was wondering what Mantasia was up to these days

by Anonymousreply 63February 4, 2023 12:10 AM

R61 I don't know about Rafa or Rog, what about Jim Courier? He used to have a facebook page, where he's shirtless in jeans, playing a guitar, and 5000 latin men as friends, 90% of them. It's gone now, it was taken down about the time of his marriage to the Asian wife.

by Anonymousreply 64February 4, 2023 1:32 AM

Asian wife? That settles it!

by Anonymousreply 65February 4, 2023 1:43 AM

I don't know if it's just wishful thinking or not (probably the former), but I kinda suspect two Norwegian snowboarders might be sexually fluid. It's weird because they both have girlfriends and they both seem into women, it's obvious from who they follow on insta. But they also seem... close. Too close sometimes. Who knows what they get into when they're touring. Again, probably just wishful thinking. I know these gen z guys are not as afraid to cuddle or show emotions, it doesn't necessarily mean they're gay or bi. I still have my suspicions though.

by Anonymousreply 66February 27, 2023 8:15 AM

No offence r61 but “meeting” two people?

by Anonymousreply 67February 27, 2023 8:44 AM

I still think Nadal is gay. His "relationship" with his wife is VERY weird. They go out for photo ops, otherwise are never seen together. Nadal vacations on super yachts (ala Leo) with onky guys and the wife nowhere to be seen. They looked super uncomfortable in the couple pics I've seen of them, they didn't even walk close, nor held hands. Nadal barely refers to her. Ask yourself why. He wanted a family, so he married his childhood sweetheart. He is deffo gay but he will never come out.

by Anonymousreply 68February 27, 2023 8:50 AM

I can't name any that haven't already been named, but Amal Fashanu has said on multiple occasions that she's been contacted by footballers in the UK (some in the Premier League) who are gay but don't feel comfortable coming out.

Then you've got tennis where there's not a single out gay man, but statistically there has got to be at least one or two.

by Anonymousreply 69February 27, 2023 10:29 AM

R64 I was at the Aus Open a few years ago and saw Courier make a bee line to some underage girls and start chatting them up. He is bi at best.

R68 I agree Nadal's relationship with his wife is weird, but I suspect it's because he's an OCD control freak.

by Anonymousreply 70February 27, 2023 10:37 AM

Brady Anderson for sure. Long retired, but his gayvoice and the fact that he never married tell the tale.

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by Anonymousreply 71February 27, 2023 10:44 AM

^ and don't forget he's dating an asian girl!

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by Anonymousreply 72February 27, 2023 10:46 AM

^Another dead giveaway. His gayvoice really is off the charts, though.

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by Anonymousreply 73February 27, 2023 10:50 AM

Isn't Rafa's sister the real love of his wife? That's a clever ruse. if true and holds off the gay rumours. The loss of personal income to a worldwide idol thought to be gay must play a part in the deception, if true. Skater Brian Boitano - who we all knew was gay despite the 'gf' who was really a fellow skater - never dared to come out when he was competing as a pro. I can't blame him.

by Anonymousreply 74February 27, 2023 10:59 AM

It's interesting how some gay guys go the beard route, whereas others are 'happy' to just never be seen with a significant other.

I'd much prefer the latter. Having a beard seems exhausting - constantly having to keep up a facade.

by Anonymousreply 75February 27, 2023 11:04 AM

Nadal strikes me as more asexual as gay. Federer seems way more likely to be closeted to me

by Anonymousreply 76February 27, 2023 11:27 AM

R49 any other closeted players that you know of? Brian Burke said that several NHL players have come out to him.

by Anonymousreply 77February 27, 2023 12:09 PM

R70 There's being private and then there's being closeted. He's the latter. The wife is nowhere to be seen except for the occasional photo ops. When asked about her he just says he wants their relationship private. He refuses to talk about her. It's getting weird.

by Anonymousreply 78February 27, 2023 12:38 PM

A couple of months ago I saw some crazy rumours on Twitter saying that the relationship between Argentinian footballer Rodrigo de Paul and singer Tini Stossel is a a farse, since they think the one DePaul is actually banging is Tini's brother called Fran. Here you can see Fran's IG account and judge it by yourselves.

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by Anonymousreply 79March 5, 2023 2:01 AM

I have my suspicions about a track and field athlete. He has gay voice. Otherwise he seems straight though. That's why I'm confused. Maybe he's just a straight guy with gay voice?

by Anonymousreply 80March 5, 2023 5:54 AM

Johannes Lamparter pings. He has gay face for days.

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by Anonymousreply 81March 5, 2023 6:04 AM

R81 Maybe fresh baked cookies were in the vicinity.

by Anonymousreply 82March 5, 2023 6:15 AM

How is this guy straight? He has gay face for days. Apparently he's been with his girlfriend for 11 years and they are now getting married. Mind boggles.

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by Anonymousreply 83March 11, 2023 7:56 AM

I do not have access to an individual's personal or private information, and it would be inappropriate to speculate about someone's sexual orientation without their consent or public confirmation. It is important to respect people's privacy and not make assumptions about their personal lives.

by Anonymousreply 84March 11, 2023 8:05 AM

[quote] "Sidney Crosby"

Though It will never remotely effect my life: Mmm!

by Anonymousreply 85March 11, 2023 8:19 AM

"Just the really hot ones."

This is one of those common homophobic complaints on Datalounge.

Also, an inherently stupid one, since homophobia is a form of stupidity.

In culture you can find caricatures of this kind of person usually in children's entertainment wherein a child, simply by being a child can easily defeat an evil villain's superpowers, because that villain is really stupid.

So to the original numbnuts I say, why do you think gay men can't recognize themselves in others?

Straight people don't think that way. You just think you're better than everyone else by default, so, you don't need to use your brains.

Because, according to you, straight brains are somehow magically magical!

Like a disgusting sugar laden candy flavored breakfast cereal.

Or a $15 dollar donut.

by Anonymousreply 86March 11, 2023 8:41 AM

Apolo Ohno, retired speed skater. He is dating a woman and they've been engaged for a few years. Hmmmmmm . . .

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by Anonymousreply 87March 11, 2023 9:02 AM

R21 No you can't, gramps.

by Anonymousreply 88March 11, 2023 10:17 AM

R86 What the ENTIRE fuck are you talking about, you lunatic?

by Anonymousreply 89March 11, 2023 10:22 AM

does anyone have any info on Brian Joubert?

by Anonymousreply 90March 11, 2023 10:35 AM

. . . Or for that matter on Travis Kelce !

by Anonymousreply 91March 11, 2023 10:43 AM

Joe Burrow

by Anonymousreply 92March 11, 2023 11:16 AM

Now, that's an interesting proposition, r92.

by Anonymousreply 93March 11, 2023 12:15 PM

[quote]Apolo Ohno

I used to think so too. I’ve crushed on him for years.

by Anonymousreply 94March 11, 2023 12:28 PM

Travis Kelce is linked another black woman right? Or am I confused?

by Anonymousreply 95March 12, 2023 6:00 PM

Chuck Knoblauch.

When he was a Yankee second baseman, he lived a block away from me in Manhattan and used to ride the subway from Yankee stadium to 33rd and Park (where I lived). He’d then walk one block to his condo in Madison and 35th (the sliver building where that Sharon Stone movie was filmed).

One time we shared the same subway ride and he cruised me.

He was charged twice with misdemeanor assault on BOTH of his wives. He admitted to both assaults. Why did he attack them? Cause he was GAY, please!!!

I even told a local bartender where he hung out (with Jeter) that I was a big fan. The bartender told me that he had come to him more than once looking to score ecstasy.

Yes the bartender was really hot … and the owner of the bar.

by Anonymousreply 96March 13, 2023 11:14 PM

[quote] Brian Burke said that several NHL players have come out to him.

Oh god I hope Evander Kane was one of them. He has the hottest ass in the NHL, its really a sculpted thing of beauty. There are a couple of signs he may be closeted. I have noticed he has trouble committing to a woman and he has addiction issues. He's also extremely vain but I cant say I blame him. An beautiful ass like that and all of the possibilities if he was a bottom.

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by Anonymousreply 97March 14, 2023 9:44 AM

Any cricketers info?

by Anonymousreply 98March 14, 2023 2:55 PM

R18 so in a world of LGTBQ+ and ‘whatever you’re having’ it’s ‘odd’ to be 35 and not married with kids. Reinforces my belief that one taboo is just swapped for another. I don’t know whether they are gay or not. But ffs let’s ditch the stereotypes.

by Anonymousreply 99March 14, 2023 3:32 PM

Sidney Crosby is 100% gay. The only woman he’s been seen with is at professional events as an escort.

by Anonymousreply 100March 17, 2023 3:45 PM

They call her his “girlfriend”, R100, but she’s never seen with him outside big events. Despite his immense talent, Sidney seems rather “slow”. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if he’s gay, but he also may be introverted and somewhat asexual.

by Anonymousreply 101March 17, 2023 3:49 PM

Justin Gatlin

by Anonymousreply 102March 17, 2023 3:55 PM

Totally missed that about Howard. What's up with the five kids by five women? I remember a Lakers forum about a decade ago. Consesus: mother the sharpest tool in the shed.

by Anonymousreply 103March 17, 2023 4:11 PM

[quote] Sidney Crosby is 100% gay....

Could you even imagine how glorious it would be to stuff his ass or have him sit on your face? DAMN

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by Anonymousreply 104March 17, 2023 7:49 PM

R104, that’s not Sidney Crosby. That’s former NHL player Dion Phaneuf.

by Anonymousreply 105March 17, 2023 7:58 PM

Sidney Crosby seems like an 8-year old boy in a grown man's body. He's very childlike.

by Anonymousreply 106March 18, 2023 2:54 AM

He just seems extremely shy and private, for good reason I assume.

by Anonymousreply 107March 18, 2023 2:56 AM

Manuel Neuer, Alessio Zerbin, Tim Tebow, Jimmy Garoppolo, Christian McCaffrey and obviously Aaron Rogers

by Anonymousreply 108March 18, 2023 1:19 PM

Serbian footballer Dusan Tadic (currently playing for Dutch team Ajax) pings a lot to me.

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by Anonymousreply 109March 19, 2023 7:50 PM

R109 Dayum, that bod and especially them pinz 🤤😍

by Anonymousreply 110March 19, 2023 7:56 PM

r109 Being Serbian, he'll never come out tho. It's like being Russian

by Anonymousreply 111March 19, 2023 8:10 PM

r109 OMG This guy has been married for a DECADE and is still childless! He gay gay gaaaaaaaaay!!!

by Anonymousreply 112March 19, 2023 8:16 PM

[quote] It is important to respect people's privacy and not make assumptions about their personal lives.

We would never do that here at DL. Please stay and get comfortable.

by Anonymousreply 113March 20, 2023 11:52 AM

R108, what made you mention Manuel Neuer? He has been gay friendly and supportive on numerous occasions, and he frequently is mentioned in threads like this one. But to me it doesn't add up to being gay or bi. To me it reads like he wants to be an advocate for somebody close to him, his brother maybe. He had quite a few long-term girlfriends. Are there any stories?

by Anonymousreply 114March 20, 2023 12:06 PM

R114 You have GOT to be kidding me!!! He's 37, still unmarried and childless (despite being blond, blue-eyed, 6'4" and a millionaire, which means everyone in the world wants to bang him), his previous marriage lasted all about 5 minutes and didn't produce any kids, not to mention he's obsessed with rainbow armbands. Before any international match (when he did use to play, because he's been eerily MIA since his skiing accident, even on social media), he would always make a big scene about not being allowed to wear it. Not to mention I was just checking out some pics from his Mrkan trip last summer, and he would even include rainbow emojis in his captions 🤣🤣🤣 The man is DYING to come out

by Anonymousreply 115March 20, 2023 12:36 PM

^ Ok, got it. So you don't know anything either.

by Anonymousreply 116March 20, 2023 1:01 PM

R116 Shut up, moron

by Anonymousreply 117March 20, 2023 1:31 PM

R116 To people like you, he Will Always be straight even if he were to actually come out. Get lost, you stupid retard, I've already given you plenty of reasons

by Anonymousreply 118March 20, 2023 1:32 PM

Another footballer that pings to me is Julián Álvarez (Argentina). Funny enough he started to post pics with some "GF" just days before the World Cup started (Julian's first WC appearance).

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by Anonymousreply 119March 20, 2023 9:52 PM

Yes to Dusan

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by Anonymousreply 120March 20, 2023 10:01 PM

Julián visible from space as a boy.

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by Anonymousreply 121March 20, 2023 10:03 PM

Roger Fed giggling like a size queen at locker room smut.

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by Anonymousreply 122March 21, 2023 12:41 AM

R122 He has gay face

by Anonymousreply 123March 21, 2023 12:50 AM

r116 Here's your precious straight athlete. He seems to be quite obsessed with rainbows, don't you think?

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by Anonymousreply 124March 21, 2023 10:47 AM

Surely, you have more than "He's hot" to believe that they're closeted?

by Anonymousreply 125March 22, 2023 12:20 PM
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