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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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kisstheringfool    

Must be bi

378 days ago
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LOLOL    

That boy gay as hell.

378 days ago
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baybomber    

Bi is gay

378 days ago
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Scotty    

From the pics i seen, I can't tell he's not!

378 days ago
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Gabe    

You had a great chance to come clean....who's next?

378 days ago
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MSCSpecial    

He's not gay!!! He just likes to frolic with men...come on now what straight guy doesn't take pictures like these?

378 days ago
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IwuvTMZ    

If you're playing for the Cardinals, you definitely are gay.

378 days ago
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Jimmy Stink Finger    

'I AM NOT GAY'..........but my boyfriend is. lol... Awesome ! Let's get REAL pro sport stars.....man up ....no reality in lying.

378 days ago
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JJ    

Newsflash: Everyone in this country is not gay and not everyone agrees with the lifestyle. It does the gay community a great disservice by implying so. And if someone is, why assume they want to be outted., stop trying to ram it down people's throats

378 days ago
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Josh-Juan    

Who gives a ****?!?!

378 days ago
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Pudding Tang    

About 99% of them slap each other in the butt. So that means they're gay. right?

378 days ago
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Sandy    

Who the hell cares??? If he is...LET THAT FREAK FLAG FLY!!!

378 days ago
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Brian    

So a guy having his arm around another guy means he's gay? Is that some new rule?

378 days ago
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vanessa    

after seing those pic I'm gonna have to say 100% gay he is lying Jeeeeeez bro be proud come on....rotflmbao

378 days ago
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Melissa    

Personal beliefs aside, I'm not ignorant enough to care what someone's sexual orientation is. Who cares if he's gay? What is with this infatuation we have trying to find if a person is gay or straight? Does it really makes difference. Would that make him a bad person? I'm so sick of this. It should make no difference to anyone who he shares his life with,

378 days ago
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