Carl Nassib, First Openly Gay Player to Play in NFL Games, Announces His Retirement
Edge rusher Carl Nassib, the NFLs first openly gay player to play in a regular-season game, announced his retirement on Wednesday.
Nassib came out in 2021 while with the Las Vegas Raiders. He spent last season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
This is a bittersweet moment for me but after seven seasons and just over 100 NFL games I am officially retiring from football to focus on my company Rayze, Nassib wrote on Instagram. It really feels like just yesterday starting out as a walk-on at Penn State.