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Raiders defensive lineman Carl Nassib is the NFL’s first active openly gay player

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FILE – In this Nov. 29, 2020, file photo, Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib leaves the field after an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta. Nassib on Monday, June 21, 2021, became the first active NFL player to come out as gay. Nassib announced the news on Instagram, saying he was not doing it for the attention but because “I just think that representation and visibility are so important.” (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

NFL player Carl Nassib from the Las Vegas Raiders came out as gay. He also announced a $100,000 donation to the Trevor Project.