February 07, 2007

Gays and Basketball in State College

The news of John Amaechi's coming out was officially announced today; his "Outside the Lines" interview will air next Tuesday.

An interesting sidebar: also this week, a settlement was announced in the lawsuit filed by former Penn State womens' basketball player Jen Harris, who alleged that the school's coach, Rene Portland, had long enforced a "no lesbians" policy, which had hastened Harris' departure from the team. Such a policy would seem to be a recipe for utter disaster in womens' basketball, kind of like if an NBA team had a "no black players" rule, but that's neither here nor there.

Anyway, the kicker: Where did Amaechi play his college ball? You guessed it, Penn State.

Posted by Stephen Silver at February 7, 2007 10:01 PM

The interesting thing is that Harris claims that she isn't a lesbian.

Posted by: Matt at February 9, 2007 12:53 AM
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