Carl Nassib took to Instagram on Monday to come out as gay.
The 28-year-old Las Vegas Raiders defensive end becomes the first active NFL player to announce that he is gay.
"I just wanted to take a quick moment to say that I’m gay," the West Chester, PA native said in a video posted to Instagram. "I’ve been meaning to do this for a while now but finally feel comfortable getting it off my chest. I really have the best life, the best family, friends and job a guy can ask for.