For years, San Francisco 49ers fans wondered whether or not Kwame Harris was gay. Harris has always done his best to keep his sexuality a secret, but during an exclusive interview with CNN he confirmed what many already knew.
During the interview, the former offensive tackle confirmed he was gay and said he wished he would have come out while he was still playing.
“I want people, whether gay athletes, athletes still in the closet, or youths who are not sure what their sexuality is to know those are common feelings,” Harris said. “Don’t feel alone in having them.”
Harris also divulged some of the challenges of being gay in the locker room and offered some sound advice for future players who are unsure of their sexuality.
“You want to escape the despair and turmoil and your mind goes to dark places,” Harris said of keeping his sexuality secret. “I’m happy today, and I’m glad they were just ideas and I didn’t act on any of them.”