Ex-NFL Player Comes Out as Gay, Says He Considered Suicide

Former NFL player Ryan O’Callaghan came out as gay in an interview with Outsports published Tuesday, and said he considered suicide after his football career. O’Callaghan said he had planned to commit suicide when he stopped playing pro football in 2011, after five years that included being a lineman for the New England Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs. The 33-year-old discussed struggles from growing up in Redding, California, to suffering multiple shoulder injuries that led him to taking too much Vicodin before his career was cut shot. “I was abusing painkillers, no question,” O’Callaghan told Outsports.

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