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.
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.
Only an athlete gets applauded for wanting to be there for the birth of a child. Any other millionaire husband who showed up at the office while his wife was giving birth would get funny looks at best and called inhuman at worst.