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Podcast: Unexpected trailblazers in soccer and basketball

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Robbie Rogers and Jallen Messersmith continue a parade of athletes coming out publicly

Jallen Messersmith
Jallen Messersmith

Two big, historic news items this week in soccer and basketball. Robbie Rogers became the first openly gay athlete to play in a Major League Soccer game on Sunday, then Jallen Messersmith became the first active college basketball player to come out publicly. Are these guys changing the face of sports or a reflection of change that's already happened? Whichever it is, they're providing inspiration for others looking for the courage to come out in their own lives.

Listen here: Outsports podcast May 30 2013