The sexual preference of NFL free agent Kerry Rhodes has been discussed the past week, and now the safety’s alleged ex-boyfriend is outing him.
Rhodes’ sexuality was first questioned by gossip/rumor site MediaTakeOut, which posted pictures of Rhodes with a “male friend” while on vacation. One picture showed Rhodes with his arm around the friend. MediaTakeOut said the photos made Rhodes look “suspect” as a homosexual.
Rhodes (pictured left), who played college ball at Louisville and has been in the NFL since 2005, addressed the photos in an interview with TMZ. He denied that he is gay.
“Photos have been circulating of my former assistant and I that have caused some rumors regarding my sexuality, and I wanted to address the situation,” Rhodes told TMZ.
“I am not gay. The shots were taken during a past vacation in a casual environment with my entire business team.
“I know a lot of people are recently talking about athletes struggling to come out to their fans right now, and I support them, as well as wish those individuals comfort.”
Rhodes’ denial only served to anger the ex-assistant, who claims he was also Rhodes’ boyfriend.
MediaTakeOut followed up their first story on Rhodes with more pictures of the two together, including one of Rhodes kissing the friend/assistant. MediaTakeOut posted that story on Monday, and then shared a video on Tuesday of the ex-assistant/alleged ex-boyfriend’s reality show.
The ex-assistant/ex-boyfriend, Russell “Hollywood” Simpson, then went on a media tour, likely to promote his reality show.Google+