Former Patriots/Chiefs offensive tackle comes out, tells of suicidal plans

Ryan O’Callaghan, a former tackle with the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs, has come out as gay in a new Outsports profile. In a remarkable story, O’Callaghan reveals how his sexuality drove him to suicidal thoughts, but football served as both an outlet and a disguise. O’Callaghan played in the NFL over several seasons in the late 2000s, including the Patriots’ near-perfect 2007 season.