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What Roger Goodell Should Have Said About Carl Nassib

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Carl Nassib announcing he is a proud gay man. In fact, as an NFL fan and season ticket holder with the Miami Dolphins, I hoped that this would be a turning point for a professional entertainment sports league that has such a huge cultural impact on and influence with hundreds of millions of fans, with many still being anti-LGBTQ+.

But then, I read NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s statement and it left me hollow both in its double meaning and secondly, in lack of recognition of bigger issues facing the “march towards equality.” I wish it would have expanded and addressed.

Here’s his original and only statement:“The NFL family is proud of Carl for courageously sharing his truth today. Representation matters.

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