Arizona State Offensive Lineman Comes Out As Gay

In an interview with Compete Magazine, Arizona State offensive lineman Edward Sarafin revealed that he is gay. Sarafin is currently a backup lineman on the Sun Devils football team, and is pursuing a master's degree in biomedical engineering.

In the article, Sarafin explains that he has actually been out to his teammates since last spring:

Of his own coming out, Sarafin began telling his teammates last spring. "It was really personal to me, and it benefited my peace of mind greatly.

Sarafin says that he told his teammates mostly for himself and because he wanted them to hear it straight from him instead of the college rumor mill that all players find themselves subjected to at some point.

Just like Michael Sam's teammates, Edward Sarafin's teammates appear to have dealt with the fact that they have a gay man on their team just fine. Always remember that anyone who tells you that gay athletes are "distractions" is just making stuff up.

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