We start of the Weekly Replay with #SpiritDay and a video from Michael Sam and Vito Cammisano and then have several other videos – from a rugby group to two from Aussie Olympian bobsledder Simon Dunn, one of which is a “bedroom edition.” For you fantasy sports players, the FBI may be investigating what’s going on; Paralympian Oscar Pistorius is being released from prison and Houston Texans owner donates big bucks to kill LGBT anti-discrimination bill. There’s also the latest on former NBA player Lamar Odom’s medical condition. Enjoy!
Michael Sam and Vito Cammisano unite for #SpiritDay video
Spirit Day on October 15 is a GLAAD-sponsored day where people, organizations and businesses (even the White House) go purple to support the end of bullying. According to Towleroad: “Michael Sam and Vito Cammisano shared a video on YouTube Thursday in support of #SpiritDay, making their first public appearance together in the months.
Reports surfaced in late June that the pair had broken off their engagement. However, reps for both Sam and Cammisano were mum on the subject. Neither were wearing their engagement rings in their video posted today.” Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn5fOaW7SMs
Lamar Odom in critical condition from drug use
Former NBA player and reality television cast member Lamar Odom was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel after reportedly using cocaine and herbal sexual enhancement tablets. He is currently in a coma. Read the full story here: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2578947-lamar-odom-reportedly-airlifted-to-hospital-after-being-found-unconscious?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=webs-best-sports-lists
U.K. gay rugby club sports a video
In their video the Spartans break down barriers using the power of sport to bring people together. Said one team member of his experience being a Spartan, “It was the confidence of having all these people behind me that made me realize I’m now prepared and happy to accept who I am.” He added, “I knew that the support I got from the rugby team, if anybody rejected me and made me feel uncomfortable I’ve now got a true network of friends that will support me.” Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AFzOIul4lM
Simon Dunn celebrates National Coming Out Day
In recognition of National Coming Out Day, Aussie Olympian bobsledder Simon Dunn shares what it was like for him after coming out at age 17. Watch him here:
Olympian Simon Dunn also offers “bedroom edition” video
Getting to know the openly gay Aussie Olympian bobsledder Simon Dunn on a more personal level is easier with his “Bedroom Edition” video. Watch it here:
British Olympic hopeful Tom Bosworth comes out
Tom Bosworth, the professional track athlete holds the British record over 5,000 and 10,000 meters. Watch his coming out interview and transcript here:
FBI may investigate fantasy sports
According to The New York Times: “The FBI has begun an inquiry into the practices of booming daily fantasy sports websites after players of the games and lawmakers made allegations of predatory tactics and questioned the use of insider information…” Read the full story here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/15/sports/draftkings-fanduel-fbi-investigation.html?emc=edit_na_20151014&nlid=53308417&ref=headline&_r=0
Houston Texans owner Bob McNair donates to kill LGBT anti-discrimination bill
According to the Houston Chronicle: “Houston Texans owner Bob McNair donated $10,000 this week to opponents of the city’s embattled equal rights ordinance, entering the political fray over the law headed to voters in November.” Read the full story here: http://www.chron.com/news/politics/election/article/Texans-owner-Bob-McNair-donates-10-000-to-6571360.php
Oscar Pistorius to be released following parole board decision
According to ABC News Go: “Oscar Pistorius is to be released from prison next week and moved to house arrest, after the South African parole board decided to free the South African Paralympian from custody and into ‘correctional supervision.’” Read the full story here: http://abcnews.go.com/International/oscar-pistorius-released-jail-parole-board-meeting/story?id=34491115
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