#CarlNassib

.Las Vegas, NV, USA
Carl Nassib represents Las Vegas Raiders in the NFL. (Photo Credit: Instagram/@carlnassib)

  • Carl Nassib came out as gay on Monday
  • He is the first active NFL player to do so
  • Las Vegas Raiders praised Nassib in a post on Twitter

.Las Vegas, NV, USA
Carl Nassib represents Las Vegas Raiders in the NFL. (Photo Credit: Instagram/@carlnassib)

  • The 28-year-old five-year veteran came out in a video posted on Instagram
  • Nassib said he hopes his example would boost the visibility of other gay athletes
  • "I really have the best life, the best family, friends, and job a guy can ask for," he said