Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Steelers Had "Don't Ask" Policy With Kordell

Kordell Stewart has long been the butt of gay jokes (pun intended) and it turns out his Steelers teammates felt the same way. Plaxico Burress opened up about Kordell on the radio and in his book, Giant.

From Shutdown Corner:

“It had to be tough on him personally. I didn’t call him gay or anything like that. . . . I think that’s one of the reasons why he really couldn’t become the player that he wanted to be. . . . It has to play on you mentally a little bit.”

And in his book:

People were talking about [Kordell] being gay,” Burress writes in Chapter 5. “The players heard that, but we never talked about it. I don’t know if Kordell is gay or not. It was none of our business. If ever we would have talked about it, it would have made everybody uncomfortable. If some player was gay, I don’t think he could come out while he was still playing. It would be real hard. It would mess a team up mentally and it wouldn’t be good for that person.”


“He had to watch the people that he hung around with. Just hanging out with your friends, or your boys and your cousins, all those things come to the surface. I think he just insulated himself after a while.”

The rumors were believed to reach its height when some enterprising writer started peppering his "Marquee Matchup" and "Post Mortem" columns with inside jokes about "Kordell's coming out party" against the Bengals along with other such nonsense back in the late 1990s.

Hell, even the Steelers couldn't bring themselves to joke about it.

Sorry, but this is all a load. Kordell threw interceptions and was unable to read NFL defenses because of the gay rumors? Sure.

Kordell just sucked as a quarterback. If he sucked off the field, that had nothing with his inability to perform on the gridiron. If the rumors were really getting to him, why didn't he marry a playmate and get her pregnant with a turkey baster?


Tom Cruise said...

If the rumors were really getting to him, why didn't he marry a playmate and get her pregnant with a turkey baster?

Do people really do that? I can't believe the lengths some will go to hide their sexuality.

Matthew McConaughey said...

Do people really do that?

I'm finished with your baster if you need it again, Tom.

Charlie Crist said...

I can't believe the lengths some will go to hide their sexuality.

Concur, Sir! These people undermine our family values! BTW, now that I'm being considered for the GOP V.P. slot, I'm announcing my engagement to a REAL LIVE WOMAN! Boy, I'm sure going to miss my 51 years of bachelorhood. Does anybody remember who Elton John got to do his wedding?

Patsy Ramsey said...

As someone who shared the GA banner with Kordell, I'd just like to thank the Boulder DA for clearing me and my family of brutally murdering our daughter and let the rest of you know that your apologies are accepted.

I mean, I'm fucking dead and all, but yeah. Thanks a lot, motherfuckers!

Diane said...

Sorry Patsy, but I still think you did it.

Duhbya said...

I'm with ya, Di. This DNA evidence gobbledygook is nuthin; but voodoo! Hell, when I was Guvner, we didn't pay no mind to them fancy dancy scientists. We'd just drag them brown folks down to ol' Sparky and fry 'em up!

Nowadays, hell, some dude with a microscope and a petri dish got more power than the Guvner! Science? I got no use fer it.

Diane said...

Oh, please. I'm not disputing that the "few invisible skin cells" that they found at the crime scene belong to a non-family member/third person, I'm saying that finding said "few invisible skin cells" doesn't categorically clear Patsy from being involved in the crime.

If nothing else, she's guilty of dressing up her young child like a midget porn star.

But now that you mention it, that whole theory of evolution has always had me confused . . .

Fletch said...

Plaxico Burress can write?!?

Katie Holmes said...

If I would have played my cards right, I could be in line to be the wife of a vice president without all of the sciencetology shit.

Mr. Goodell said...

We don't have any fucking gays in the NFL. It's the No Fruit League. All of the gay guys play baseball.

Tony Dungy said...

Thank heaven.