ive been enjoying the views from the foxhole in regards to ^this.
the comments under ryan russell’s “coming out” entry have been really interesting.
( x see them here )
ryan and his boo are on the promo tour for his “coming out”.
they were spotted on friday,
which didn’t look random at all.
a foxholer sent me the story via “the daily mail“…
He proudly revealed he is bisexual in an honest post shared to ESPN earlier this week.
And Ryan Russell stepped out for the first time since going public with his sexuality, hand-in-hand with Corey O’Brien at Urth Caffe in Santa Monica, California on Friday afternoon.
pictures credited: sal/glo/julian/BACKGRID
this looks really natural and not at all staged.
i’ll be 100 with you foxhole…
The boyfriend gives me “opportunist” vibes
is it just me?
i wouldn’t be shocked the boyfriend wasn’t looking for his “come up” as well.
from ryan’s espn “coming out” article,
the motivation for him coming out comes from a blogger trying to out him:
Russell was scared that coming out as bisexual could adversely affect his career, and those fears nearly came to fruition in 2016 when a ‘well-known blogger’ threatened to expose him.
‘If the blogger outed me, I was sure that would kill my career, one that was supporting not just me, but my mother and grandfather,’ wrote Russell. ‘He’d eradicate a childhood dream that was the product of years of work and sacrifice.
‘Withholding information is a form of deceit,’ he wrote. ‘And I want the next part of my career – and life – steeped in trust and honesty.
‘Today, I have two goals: returning to the NFL, and living my life openly,’ he continued. ‘I want to live my dream of playing the game I’ve worked my whole life to play, and being open about the person I’ve always been.
i don’t like that at all from other bloggers.
unless it’s already out there,
folks need to let others tell their own story.
i don’t know what threatening him to come out would do.
there is something that confuses me about ryan tho.
he speaks like he was a major talent on the field,
but from his stats on wikipedia:
Russell was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the fifth round (163th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft, after dropping because his physical skills didn’t match his on-field production. In training camp he was tried at left defensive end and at the three-technique defensive tackle positions. During the season, he appeared in one game and was declared inactive in 11. After being limited with an abdomen strain, he was placed on the injured reserve list on December 2.
In the 2016 training camp, he was given the chance to start after the suspensions to defensive ends DeMarcus Lawrence and Randy Gregory. On September 3, he was released after struggling during the preseason games. The next day, he was signed to the Cowboys’ practice squad. He was released on September 6.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
On September 21, 2016, Russell was signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster on November 12, and had his first career sack against the Seattle Seahawks. He played in 8 games as a reserve defensive end, collecting 4 tackles and one sack.
In 2017, he appeared in 14 games with 7 starts, while registering 17 tackles. He missed the fifth and sixth games with a dislocated left shoulder, which limited him the rest of the year. His 2 sacks came in each of the final two contests. He wasn’t re-signed after the season.
On July 29, 2018, Russell signed with the Buffalo Bills. He was released on September 1, 2018.
judging from that resume,
he was a “below average” baller wolf.
if he wants to get back in the nfl,
he needs less photo ops and more “training”mode“.
don’t get on some team and represent the gay community as “below average“.
lowkey: i feel like i can predict how this will end up.
i hope i’m wrong tho.
article cc: the daily mail
*all pictures used in entry are credited to proper owners