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NFL Star Kerry Rhodes

'I AM NOT GAY'

4/11/2013 10:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0410-kerry-rhoades-gettyNFL star Kerry Rhodes -- who's been in the league since 2005 -- tells TMZ he's not gay ... despite reports suggesting otherwise.

Photos surfaced Thursday on MediaTakeOut.com showing 30-year-old Rhodes with his arm around a male friend. The site didn't say outright Rhodes was gay, but there was a strong insinuation ... not that there's anything wrong with it.

But Rhodes says he's as straight as an arrow -- telling TMZ, "Photos have been circulating of my former assistant and I that have caused some rumors regarding my sexuality, and I wanted to address the situation."

Rhodes then says flatly, "I am not gay."

Rhodes explains:  "The shots were taken during a past vacation in a casual environment with my entire business team."

Rhodes says when it comes to being supportive of gay professional athletes coming out, he's on Magic Johnson's team:  "I know a lot of people are recently talking about athletes struggling to come out to their fans right now, and I support them, as well as wish those individuals comfort."

Rhodes -- who played for the Cardinals last year -- is now a free agent.

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91.

Amy    

WHY DOES SOMEONE HAVE TO BE GAY!!!!!!! WHAT THE HELL DO ANY OF YOU BUSYBODIES EVEN CARE?! ARE YOU GAY? I THINK SOME OF YOUR BEHAVIOR MIGHT BE KINDA QUEER. WHEN ARE YOU GONNA COME OUT OF THE CLOSET? NOT EVERYONE IS A POTENTIAL GAY PERSON. SO STOP LETTING SOCIETY SCAM YOU OUT OF A GOOD LIFE BY MAKING YOU QUESTION YOUR SEXUALITY.

367 days ago
92.

Rosetta's STONED    

Kerry...YOU ARE GAY. Embrace it boo.

366 days ago
93.

baybek8s    

Kordell Stewart see what you have started.

366 days ago
94.

Black Santa    

He started as a bottom now he's here

364 days ago
95.

Why you don't say...    

I wonder how many other booty pirates are in the NFL

363 days ago
96.

eward payne    

i am not gay and i find it offensive to receive anything that i get on my computor. do not mess with me

308 days ago
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