PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Earlier this week, Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib celebrated Pride Month by announcing he was gay. The West Chester native and former Penn State Nittany Lion is the first active NFL player to make such an announcement.
And now he’s getting lots of support.READ MORE: EXCLUSIVE: Body Of Missing 26-Year-Old Casey Johnston Recovered, Officials Say
The sports apparel retailer Fanatics says Nassib’s jersey is the top-selling item on its network.READ MORE: Colts' Carson Wentz Choosing Rest, Rehab For Foot Injury, Remains Out Indefinitely
Nassib made the announcement on Monday.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Fire Crews Battle Junkyard Fire In Port Richmond
The NFL also announced that it will match Nassib’s $100,000 donation to the Trevor Project, an organization focused on preventing suicide in LGBTQ+ youth.