We’ve had gay athletes (both male and female) at UA before. But none ever acknowledged it publicly. I just wonder what will happen when one does, when we have our first My-King Johnson. Who, by the way, is a 3-star DE from Tempe, AZ, projected as a pass rusher.
If I were a rainbow shaded Arizona fan, I’d be more concerned about his egocentric name than his sexuality. Seriously, I don’t think I could call anyone My-King. What he does with who or what is his business. I’m just not ready to have sexual preference become a part of the recruiting vitals along with height, weight, and 40 time.
Kid didn’t name himself, eagle. According to one of the stories I found on him, his father gave him that name. He also has a sister named A-Queen Johnson, also thanks to Dad. And yes, those are the names on their birth certificates.
This is sports. An openly gay kid, apparently with some talent, recruited and signed to play Power 5 football. And it will happen here too, eventually. From what I read, AZ didn’t know he was gay when they started recruiting him, but he told the assistant coach, and they kept recruiting him. He was committed to UCLA for a while, then flipped to the Wildcats.
Gay or not, it shouldn’t be a problem playing football assuming that, like most gays, he is polite and not aggressive. I have known and met a number of gay men and none have been a pest or aggressive, except for a couple of aggressive 40 year old gay men that approached me when a timid and very shy 15 year old.