“What’s up people,” Nassib said in a video on Instagram. “I’m at my house in West Chester, Pennsylvania. I just wanted to take a quick moment to say that I’m gay. I’ve been meaning to do this for a while now but finally feel comfortable getting it off my chest. I really have the best life, the best family, friends and job a guy can ask for.”
On Wednesday afternoon, Irsay applauded Nassib for having the courage to share his true self with the world.
“I commend Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib for his courage and world leadership,” Irsay wrote. “Love, tolerance and open mindedness must lead the way in the 21st Century!”
I commend Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib for his courage and world leadership👍💪🏈. Love,tolerance and open mindedness must lead the way in the 21st Century! #ChangingTheWorld!
— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) June 23, 2021
In addition to making this historic announcement on Monday, Nassib revealed that he will donate $100,000 to the Trevor Project, an organization dedicated to suicide prevention among LGBTQ+ youth.
Nassib’s bravery has not gone unnoticed, as he has the highest-selling jersey across the Fanatics network this week.