On a daily basis, I can go to Him in prayer and just put it out there and be honest about it," says Simmons. Get the latest odds on all the top sports. Simmons appeared briefly in the United States Football Leaguebut his professional career was over by As a child, he was sexually assaulted by a male acquaintance, and he later said that he was severely affected by the trauma of that event. He had other things to worry about. Simmons explained that he had been suicidal and homeless at points in his life and, when the book came out, he was working as a supervisor at a drug halfway house. He had a bright future from the start, signing a commitment to play with Georgia Tech.
That relationship started soon after a Bible study invitation by his doctor, Roni Deluz.
Roy Simmons, Gay Former Football Player, Dies at 57
In a interview with Windy City Timeshe explained: The New York Times. And I know there were times in my life when I could have been killed, probably should have been killed. At 6-foot-3 inches and pounds, he earned the nickname Sugar Bear by his teammates in college. That relationship started soon after a Bible study invitation by his doctor, Roni Deluz. In an interview informer NBA player Al Harrington revealed that Simmons was his cousin, and that as a child his goal was to grow up and play for the New York Giants just like his older cousin Roy.
He has not been sexually active in more than three years. He was recently baptized. After reading my book, you might say that I probably should have been dead a while back. And I know there were times in my life when I could have been killed, probably should have been killed. Inhe announced that he was gay on The Phil Donahue Show. It's the end to a very tumultuous life that was lived partly in the media spotlight. Post was not sent - check your email addresses!