Golfer Vijay Singh, the winner of the 2000 Masters Tournament, sued the PGA Tour claiming he was publicly humiliated by a suspension for using deer-antler spray before he was cleared of wrongdoing two months later.
If anyone can relate to Jason Collins, it’s Golden State Warriors President Rick Welts, a former National Basketball Association chief marketing officer who says the first openly gay male athlete in a major U.S. team sport can cash in by coming out.
Vijay Singh withdrew from the Wells Fargo Championship, one day after the U.S. PGA Tour cleared the golfer of wrongdoing for using deer-antler spray because the World Anti-Doping Agency said it was no longer outlawed.
Offensive tackles were the top two picks in the National Football League draft for the second time in the Super Bowl era, the New York Jets picked up a potential replacement for Darrelle Revis and no running backs were taken in the opening round for the first time since 1963.
By the time former Phoenix Suns executive Rick Welts’s I-am-gay announcement appeared on the front page of the May 15, 2011, New York Times, he already had revealed his secret to friends, co-workers and business associates.