…Kordell Stewart was rumored to be gay…
Yeah? You’ve heard that, too? It’s the rumor that never seemed to have any resolution. We Steelers fans have heard it throughout his time in Pittsburgh, Will Leitch wrote about Stewart’s ridiculous denials in God Save the Fan (closed-door meetings with teammates to describe the explicit sex acts he’d perform on the players’ wives and girlfriends), and now…former Steeler Plaxico Burress has weighed in on the subject in his new book (link is also in today’s MPotD).
“People were talking about [Kordell] being gay,” Burress writes in Chapter 5. “The players heard that, but we never talked about it. I don’t know if Kordell is gay or not. It was none of our business. If ever we would have talked about it, it would have made everybody uncomfortable. If some player was gay, I don’t think he could come out while he was still playing. It would be real hard. It would mess a team up mentally and it wouldn’t be good for that person.”
Not exactly a ringing endorsement of Stewart’s straight-ness. If you come out and say, “Dude wasn’t gay,” people might believe that said player wasn’t gay. If you say, “I don’t know if dude was gay,” a good many listeners will still question said player’s sexuality.
If you’re asking me what I think, you’ve come to the wrong place. If he is into guys, whatev. If he likes chicks, good for him. If he pulls a Tila Tequila and can’t decide between the two, I hope he creates a reality dating show in which he gets his heart broken. No homo.
However, PSaMP has come into startling video footage that might finally put this controversy to rest:
I don’t know what to believe anymore.