If you’re a NFL fan or a resident of Atlanta, then chances are you’ve heard murmurs or unconfirmed rumors that retired NFL’er, Kordell Stewart may be gay or bi-sexual. Back in 2008, questions about his sexuality began to surface about the former Quarterback. Former team mate, Plaxico Burress, wrote about rumors of Kordell being a homosexual in his book (Giant: The Road to the Superbowl):
People were talking about [Kordell] being gay. 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.
Fast forward to the present day and the New Orleans native is currently in a not-so-nice public divorce from Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Porsha Stewart. During her first season of the show, her estranged husband’s sexuality came into question. While chatting with Charlemagne the God (of the Breakfast Club), the radio personality said:
You know there were a lot of gay rumors about Kordell at one point. He [allegedly] got caught in the park in Pittsburgh and the police didn’t wanna turn him in because he was a star quarterback.
Porsha defended her husband at the time, responding:
I don’t know any details of all that. There’s lies out there on the Internet about all kinds of celebrities. [...] One thing I do [know] is my husband loves me, and he puts it down and I will be with him forever. He’s more man to me than I have ever met.
But now that the couple is separated, it appears that Porsha may be dealing with gay rumors on the new season of BRAVO’s Real Housewives of Atlanta. During a teaser, she states:
Kordell didn’t necessarily want me physically and that made me wonder, what does he want?
Check the clip.
Season six premieres Sunday, November 3 at 8 PM. In other RHOA news.
[BRAVO, Yahoo Sports]