MALVERN — Kevin Pellegrini’s known Carl Nassib since he was a teenager in middle school. But he first learned about his secret the day everyone else did – on June 21, when Nassib made the historic Instagram announcement from his West Chester backyard.
Looking into his smartphone, the defensive end for the Las Vegas Raiders matter-of-factly became the first active NFL player to come out as gay. It’s something that was unthinkable just a few years ago.
“I just wanted to take a quick moment to say that I’m gay,” Nassib said. “I’ve been meaning to do this for a