In ESPN The Magazine's Taboo Issue, LZ Granderson writes that by purporting to respect athlete privacy by avoiding talk of sexuality, writers are actually perpetuating the stigma and failing to move the issue forward.
Brittney Griner's impact on the WNBA will be drastically minimized if coverage of her games is reduced to the number of breakaway dunks she has. It's an expected play for her, not an automatic highlight.
Entitling Michael Vick's new book "Finally Free" -- even in the context of serving 18 months in federal prison -- was a colossal miscue. It gives the impression that his punishment was an unjustified obstacle that had to be overcome.
It's not surprising Chris Culliver made homophobic remarks, or that he backpedaled. What is heartening: the growing number of people willing to push back. And the growing understanding that demonstrates.
You don't expect a coach to be fired for winning, especially a few days after leading a team to the best winning percentage in school history. But such is the case with former VCU volleyball coach James Finley.