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Former 49ers player Kwame Harris talks about being gay Published: March 29, 2013

Former San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Kwame Harris opened up about being a homosexual player in the closet during his NFL career in an interview with CNN Newsroom this morning.

"You want to escape the despair and turmoil and your mind goes to dark places," Harris said of keeping his sexuality secret. "I'm happy today, and I'm glad they were just ideas and I didn't act on any of them"

"The cost was great not speak candidly open about myself in complete manner," Harris said. "If I could have done it differently, I would have hoped I found the strength [to come out]."

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