ESPN 0 0 0. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting. He didn't see this happening 10 years ago. By 17, Kennedy, after reffing a slate of high school basketball and football games on Friday nights, would wake early on Saturday mornings for a busy dance card of Pop Warner games. Kennedy talks about the fears he lived with as a closeted gay man and the reaction he received from the NBA.
Kennedy loves the attention from Dustin, this improbable ally.
The Official Coming-Out Party
Other than I looked at him and I said, 'Thank you. In a collection of photos in Kennedy's home office sits a group shot of a softball team posing for the camera after winning a tournament. Please enter an email address. Bill is a great guy. In past years, the two used to joke that they'd make a joint announcement on Ellen. Billy Kennedy doesn't look up from his scotch when he's presented with the microphone. The league, Kennedy says, played on Wednesdays and Saturdays in cities that were rarely nonstops from Phoenix.
But at the same time, he knew now was the time, and now was a more comfortable world to live in. Back in Phoenix, Kennedy was a member of an extended circle of young, gay male professionals who socialized, played sports and traveled on weekend getaways together. CoachingMike BrownUncategorized. Once he realized that, he became gradually aware that the world wasn't going to stop spinning and he wasn't going to lose his job if he was completely out. Adams isn't gay, therefore the "faggot" hurled in his direction is regarded as offensive and inexcusable, but not hate speech. Is Everywhere This content is available customized for our international audience.