Why Didn’t Green Bay Quarterback Aaron Rogers Come Out As Gay This Year?
HAT TIP TO ROLF
The rumors have swirled for years over Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers being gay. One has to admit he does have that Jake Gyllenhaal look about him. Many wondered if Rogers was gay why he did not take part in what had been promoted as a concerted effort by professional athletes to come out as a group to help move the homophobic football league forward. That of course did not happen, but the story has not ended. The fact is that his sexuality has nothing to do with his job as a football player. That, in part, is the reason if he is gay he should come out. Especially in Wisconsin and Green Bay where there needs to be some lights turned on, and the dialogue lifted when it comes to gay rights following the insanity that took place in 2006 with a constitutional amendment that was pure anti-gay bigotry.
With the stature and goodwill that Rogers has in the state he would be the perfect person to place at the forefront for why the old stereotypes need to be tossed aside. Secondly, the boost this would give to all those gay kids in rural Wisconsin who seek role models and examples as to why they too can live the way there were born would be absolutely the best outcome that could be had as a result of Rogers’ action.
Rumors are swirling that Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was one of the NFL stars expected to come out of the closet this summer, and a cyber sleuth site is all but confirming it with a wealth of dirt that suggests he’s also in a gay relationship.
The Fame Driven was apparently tipped off by an anonymous “spy,” who pointed to a number of now-deleted tweets from the Twitter account of Kevin Lanflisi, the man who worked as Rodgers’ “personal assistant” and lived in his home as “a roommate” for the last several years. (Kinda like Kerry Rhodes and his “friend”…)
According to the spy:
Aaron has attended numerous sports award shows with Kevin, always color coordinated and without any double female dates, including the ESPY’s. Kevin was also the first person Aaron embraced when the Packers won the Super-bowl in 2011. I just find it really strange that as of late there has been many bitter subliminal tweets on Kevin Lanflisi’s twitter alluding to a relationship much deeper than a friendship he had, with who I perceive to be Aaron Rodgers, because Kevin has NEVER once tweeted about having a girlfriend, just mainly about the Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers, and Justin Bieber’s music and sitting front row at Bieber’s concert. There has been speculation for years here in Wisconsin that Aaron is gay.
Rodgers first referred to the super-cute Lanflisi as his “roommate” in a 2008 interview with Sporting News, saying they “just hit it off” when Lanflisi was interning for the Packers. “He’s been great for me as far as great conversations outside of football,” he said. “Our friendship goes a lot deeper than what we do.”
A friendship that apparently also came with a ring! And not just any ring—the prestigious Super Bowl MVP ring which was awarded to Rodgers in 2011. Lanflisi tweeted photos of himself wearing the ring once Rodgers brought it to their shared home.
Shortly after, Rodgers told MilwaukeeMag that he based friendships with other celebrities on whether or not they accepted his “personal assistant/roommate”:
“I kind of judge how those people are based on how they are to people like Kevin,” Rodgers explains. “Kevin, he’s not a famous person. I want to see if they give Kevin the time of day, or if they big-time him.”
A source close to the couple also claimed their relationship is now in turmoil as a result of the botched mass NFL outing scheduled over the summer. Aaron Rodgers was allegedly one of the men involved, and his backing out at the last minute infuriated Lanflisi, shattering their relationship.
If their rumored relationship is actually fact, the truth could come sooner than we’d have thought. In the words of Kevin Lanflisi himself, “Silence always comes with an expiration date..”