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Reaction positive to Raiders DE Carl Nassib’s announcement

Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib drew overwhelmingly support on social media after announcing Monday on Instagram that he’s gay.

The verified Twitter accounts for the Raiders and NFL said they were proud of Nassib, with the NFL also noting he was donating $100,000 to the Trevor Project, which assists LGBTQ youth who are considering suicide.

Recently retired wide receiver Julian Edelman said Nassib bringing attention to the Trevor Project was a “very classy move.”

Former NFL safety and current ESPN analyst Ryan Clark tweeted: “Live your truth brother.”

Former NBA player Jason Collins, who broke a similar barrier in his sport, also tweeted his support.

“Very proud of Carl Nassib!” Collins tweeted. “Incredibly happy for him and can’t wait to watch him play this upcoming season!”

Reaction from others was largely supportive as well.

Contact reporter Mark Anderson at manderson@reviewjournal.com. Follow @markanderson65 on Twitter.

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