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.
In ESPN The Magazine's Taboo Issue, Rachel Ullrich writes that with sports' giant rulebooks, it'd be easy to assume athletes have no wiggle room. But players like A-Rod find increasingly creative (and rude) ways to exploit all the loopholes.
In ESPN The Magazine, Danelle Morton writes that Kwame Harris played offensive tackle in the NFL for six seasons while guarding a secret that he feared would ruin him. Four years out of the league, it nearly did.
In ESPN The Magazine's Taboo Issue, Eli Saslow writes that all it took to ruin the career of Minnesota State Mankato head football coach Todd Hoffner was a university-owned cellphone and 100 seconds of video of his kids.
In ESPN The Magazine's Fighting Issue, Eric Nusbaum writes that in the taboo-twisting world of Mexican pro wrestling, the most feared smackdown isn't an armbar or choke hold. It's the Beso de los Exoticos.