Thursday, March 19, 2009

UNL wrestler kicked off team for posing nude speaks out

A University of Nebraska wrestler (Paul Donahoe) was kicked off his team for posing nude for a gay porn site. So what did he do? He went to Edinboro University in Pennsylvania. And, at the time this piece was written, Paul had an undefeated record with his new team.
His interview with the Boston Globe is really interesting. My favorite lines are:
"I am straight, but on the forums people make a lot of gay jokes about me. I'm not too concerned. They can talk about me all they want, it doesn't matter. If a guy wants to be with a guy, who cares?"
"I believe it was unfair for Nebraska to dismiss me from the team. For one, there's plenty of athletes throughout the University of Nebraska who have had DUIs and who have been in fights and are still playing. But I guess that's OK. Posing nude, I guess, is worse than someone drinking and driving and risking someone's life, in their eyes."
This story on The Advocate's site really caught my eye because you might say I've always had a soft spot for athletes. I like to prove people wrong about the "jock" stereotype.

Paul Donahoe

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