News

Sun Devils’ Sarafin tells magazine he’s gay

Sun Devils’ Sarafin tells magazine he’s gay

Photo: KPUG

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -€” Arizona State senior offensive lineman Edward Sarafin has told a local magazine he is gay, making him the first active Division I football player to come out.

Sarafin told Phoenix-based Compete, a magazine for gay sports, that he revealed his sexual orientation to his teammates nonchalantly last spring.

The walk-on lineman, who goes by the nickname Chip, follows the precedent set by St. Louis Rams linebacker Michael Sam, who came out publicly after finishing his career at Missouri.

Arizona coach Todd Graham and athletic director Ray Anderson issued statements of support for Sarafin on Wednesday.

The 6-foot-6, 320-pound lineman from Gilbert, Arizona, graduated with a degree in Biomedical Engineering last spring and is currently in Arizona State’s master’s program.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

See what’s new on Netflix this month

Fresh
17-overlay6

Are you over fireworks and cookouts? Stay inside and binge on these movies and shows that are now showing on Netflix.

in Sports

This weekend’s sports schedule

Fresh
womensworldcup

Here is a look at some of this weekend's major sporting events.

in Entertainment, Sports

Mayweather, Pacquiao, Perry among the ‘best paid’ celebrities

maypac

Musicians and athletes dominate the world's highest-paid celebs, according to the latest rankings.

in Sports

A-Rod, Yanks settle dispute; team to give $3.5M to charities

Fresh
New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez walks off the field after striking out during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Baltimore.

Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees have settled their dispute over a marketing payment the team declined to give him, agreeing the club will make $3.5 million in charitable contributions.

in Entertainment, National

Celebrate safely with these fireworks tips

Since Independence Day falls during the work week, members of St. Richard Catholic Church celebrated the holiday on Sunday, June 30, 2013, with a picnic-style outing complete with fireworks that could be seen throughout the northeast Jackson, Miss. neighborhood. The long streamers were recorded in a 13-second time exposure. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Don't be one of the thousands of Americans injured by fireworks on July Fourth. Stay safe and have a happy holiday!

Bellingham Traffic