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Clinton Portis Does Not Come Out Of The Closet

Jim Burroway

August 4th, 2009

Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis wants you to know that he is not gay. In case you had any doubts, be assured that he’s not because he used 141 words and a photo to prove his point:

“Why did I go blond?” he repeated. “I just felt like doing something different. You know, I think even with that, from what I hear, now I’m gay? I don’t think there’s a woman in the United States of America that would say I’m gay. So, you know, I don’t hang around men, I don’t live a private life, there’s constantly people around me. You know, I did it because that was something that I felt like doing. At the moment it was like, ‘Ohhh, I want to do something weird and different,’ and that’s what I did, I dyed my hair blond. You know, it wasn’t an attention seeker. I actually was out of the country, I left the country after I did it, so I wasn’t even over here once I did it. So it was just an experiment.”

He said when he left the country, it was to go to Berlin. I asked why.

“Just to see the Berlin Wall,” he said.

NFL Fanhouse can’t find anyone saying that Portis might be gay. But just in case someone does, he’s not gay. And the Berlin Wall is still standing. Just so you know.

[via Towleroad]



August 4th, 2009 | LINK

Oh the fool!! LMAO, the berlin wall. really, and I’m Napoleon. If I recall rightly, they actually kept a few metres of it somewhere…. ;-)

August 4th, 2009 | LINK

My first reaction is usually to laugh at stories like this, but then I stop and think about the ridiculous lengths to which some people hide from themselves, and it just fills me with sadness.

Ben in Oakland
August 4th, 2009 | LINK

Ben in Oakland is Hasty to announce that he is not now, nor has he ever been, heterosexual. Just in case you were wondering.

Yawn. i never heard of him, I don’t care whether he is, and he doesn’t look pretty.

August 4th, 2009 | LINK

If we’re gonna say every pro-athlete with a goofy haircut is gay we’ll be here all night. The NBA alone could take days to go through the list.

Christopher Waldrop
August 4th, 2009 | LINK

When he said “to see the Berlin Wall”, am I the only one who immediately thought of the opening song from Hedwig And The Angry Inch?

Anyway, I love his statement “I don’t hang around men”. Really? So his fellow Washington Redskin team members are all women?

August 4th, 2009 | LINK

However, he spends a ridiculous amount of time hanging around the locker room. Very, very suspicious…all stories to the contrary.

August 4th, 2009 | LINK

No gay man would dye his hair that terrible color.

Also have you seen him crossdress? Total amateur.

August 6th, 2009 | LINK

Who? I mean really… Who???

August 12th, 2009 | LINK

Ha Ha Burr. Agreed!

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