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NFLer Kerry Rhodes REMAINS SILENT As "Alleged" Ex-Boyfriend SPILLS The TEA On Their Sexual Relationship, Laughs It Up At The Lakers Game With Karina Smirnoff

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Though he denied being "gay" a few days ago, former Arizona Cardinals baller Kerry Rhodes has remained silent as his alleged ex-lover Russell "Hollywood" Simpson has exposed intimate details of their alleged--yet photographed with some suspcious proof--relationship.  Read Kerry's denial and listen peep the controversial interview with the "scorned" ex-boyfriend inside....


Since the "outing" of Magic Johnson's son E.J. a few days ago, the positive reactions of high profile individuals like Magic Johnson (who's offered his support) and the National Hockey League (who've partnered with the You Can Play organization) have paved the way for the professional athletes to come out of the closet. 

And with rumors that there would be four NFL players making their announcement "sooner than you think", it wasn't much of a surprise when suggestive photos of former Arizona Cardinals player Kerry Rhodes (shown above un-fazed at last night's LA Laker's game with "DWTS" star Karina Smirnoff), hit the internet.  But Kerry says he wasn't one of the "first four" since he quickly issued a denial about the gay rumors to TMZ a few days ago saying,

"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."

"I am not gay."

"The shots were taken during a past vacation in a casual environment with my entire business team."

The photos in question show Kerry and Russell on vacay frolicing on the beach, canoodling in beach chairs (could have just been two buddies having close small talk?), sipping out of coconuts and more.  But Kerry cleared up speculation that he might be a part of the "first four" saying,

"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."

While Kerry's denial might have cleared things up for the NFL (he's currently a free agent),  it REALLY pissed off his alleged ex-boyfriend/assistant Russell.

Russell, who left any notion of being just the alleged boyfriend at the door, gave a VERY detailed interview to BallerAlert about his intimate relationship with Kerry.  he said things like:

  "They said 'Well maybe he loved him like a little brother. Listen, if he loved me like a little brother, he f**ked me like a wife!"

*Clutches Pearls*

Here are a few highlights from Russell's interview.  And by the way, we're all for being YOU.  You aont gotta lie to kick it.   So if this is your boo Kerry, it's only right you claim that man.  People get hurt when they're not claimed.  But if it's all lies and cries for attention, carry on.

On Meeting Kerry

"I met Kerry about a year and a half ago when I went to Arizona for an assistant job. Me and my friend Alton went to Kerry's game. Kerry was injured at the time so he came up to our suite. He was interested in knowing who I was. He was looking for a new assistant and was interested in me and Alton. He wanted us to assist him."

I got to know Kerry and we became very close. I moved in with Kerry at his home in Arizona. At first we were just friends and we were getting to know eachother. Then we got into a relationship. We were in a relationship for a whole year. I was there, people knew who I was, they saw me as his top assistant. I handled everything for him. No one went to Kerry for anything."

On starting a relationship with Kerry

"Of course he came on to me. I'm too fabulous to come on to anybody. That's not what I do. I have a lot of men that come on to me. I don't come on to men because I don't know what time it is for you. I would never come on to a man. Honestly, a lot of gay guys are like me. A lot of gay guys don't come on to guys. It's always the other way around. It's always the manly ones. Of course I wouldn't come on to anybody. Yes, I thought he was attractive but I thought he liked girls."

On why he's speaking out and if he leaked pics to TMZ

The first set of pictures, I don't know how they got out because I did not put them out. If you go on my Facebook page you will see the same pictures but I always crop him out because it was nobody's business. Now what pissed me off about the whole situation is when he and I stopped talking and the pics got out. He said that he was NOT gay. To me he shouldn't have said sh**. If you're not going to tell the truth, don't try to make me look stupid. This is what I say: You can play Nintendo, You play XBox, You play lottery, You Don't Play Hollywood!

We reached out to Kerry's rep for comment earlier today and got no response.  It's interesting to note that Kerry quickly issued a denial about the pics...but he has yet to respond to Russell's tell-all interview. Perhaps he's falling back and taking Russell's advice to just not say anything.

Listen to "Hollywood" spill all the piping hot & citrusy tea below:


Photos via Getty

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rose366's picture

Um, a straight man wouldn't

Um, a straight man wouldn't be wearing a studded denim vest. And a cropped vest at that!
The Real Thing's picture

I'm sorry but he looks

I'm sorry but he looks sweeter than just washed fresh fruits at a farmers market stand that sells 25 lb bags of sugar!!

Yep that was pretty gay. I

Yep that was pretty gay. I don't know why these guys keep trying to fake the funk. In this day and age if you are gay why try to lie about it? If thats what you like you shouldn't be ashamed of it. My opinion on that is if you engage in that type of behavior/lifestyle be prepared for the consequences.
getyourlife33's picture

Kerry I think you have

Kerry I think you have offically been OUTED...................Womp!
star's picture

That assistant is little as

That assistant is little as heck, Kerry must have been smashing him to smithereens!!! Great googly moogly, YIKES!
nikki6's picture

The pic with the two of them

The pic with the two of them riding the floaty thingy is the worst.... No grown mans dong should be anywhere near the behind of another grown man... #DownLowAzz

That last pic has a VERY

That last pic has a VERY suspect pose.
And There Ya Go's picture

This is not right. Karma is

This is not right. Karma is going to get this guy good for doing this. He literally destroyed this man's career and image all over being scorned. If Kerry is gay, he has a right to come out when HE is ready no matter how scorned you are. I hope this little mean spirited gremlin realizes that he will never get another baller of any sort because no man with a brain will trust him now. I will say this, I don't think Kerry was as closeted as we think because he had to know allowing someone to take all these pictures of him in compromising positions with this little messy gremlin was possible to be circulated. Either way his sexual preference is not a problem for me. If he is a good athlete, then that is all that matters. He is still a child of God, still somebody's child and he was not bothering anyone, so I have no room to judge his sexual choices.
JJFad's picture

Lmaoooo @ messy gremlin dead

Lmaoooo @ messy gremlin dead
nikki6's picture

Out of all of the asst's he

Out of all of the asst's he could have chosen knowing he is a public figure why would you get a gay male asst ?
sexibme's picture

Jesus wants to see all the

Jesus wants to see all the Gay NFL Players come out....and have a Cock Sucking Competition on pay-per-view.......
Jesus H. Christ's picture

He a ugly gay dude & gay af

He a ugly gay dude & gay af looking...kerry could have found a better looking dude on the D.L

To be honest he looks gay in

To be honest he looks gay in the pics adn sitting there with her...if you all can't see it then you deserve to be tricked, unless you down with the DL men. Absolutely not I better not see one tap of girly look, that is what I think about DWade sometimes when he dress,. I like him but his dressing just reminds me of a bi or gay individual.

Who care who Kerry Rhodes is

Who care who Kerry Rhodes is sleeping with? Why does this guy or anyone else feel that Kerry needs to disclose to the world his sexual preference in the bedroom? Keep that IN the bedroom. Oh, and old boy wants to come off as the victim...he sounds like an opportunist. He IS NOT doing a good deed for heterosexual females. I think at this point, women already know about down-low brothers.

This is soooo hurtful. If you

This is soooo hurtful. If you have love for a person, why would you want to hurt them in this way, if it was nobody business when you were together, why do you feel some type of way now. He is bitter and I hope Kerry now comes and on TOP to show him that he DIDN"T WIN UGHHHH and this nigga looks like FANTASIA #thatsall
SkeeWee's picture

Keep it on the down low.

Keep it on the down low. Nobody has to know..... ~R Kelly remix: Don't keep it on the down low. Yo future wife needs to know. =)
SadieJade's picture

I can't get past the "fuckd

I can't get past the "fuckd me like a wife" statement....
Laia's picture

This man sounds scorned...and

This man sounds scorned...and he's forcing dude to come out. A person coming out should be able to do so when they choose (especially if he's in the NFL). He's throwing these allegations out there to hurt this man's image and money...and it makes me wonder what in the world happened. And if Kerry did have something going on with this man (assistant or not) he should have had dude sign one of those privacy agreement contract. Also just playing devil's advocate here: I haven't seen any pictures of these two hugged up/holding hands/in a loving embrace or anything. I mean if you were Kerry's boo...and you were the "wifey" in the situation why aren't there more intimate pics? Or is that the second part...the Pièce de résistance of this scorn tour?
AnoniNYC12's picture

Unfortunately, there are

Unfortunately, there are several pictures floating around the net that were "all of a sudden" leaked with the two gentlemen in compromising positions.
Illustrious08's picture

That's his beard. Not

That's his beard. Not literally. the girl. Its his beard. They always choose white girls for cover ups bc they dont ask questions and dont know how to "read"
Supermodel01's picture

This is why men lie about

This is why men lie about being gay. Because they get ridiculed and people make a big deal out of it and it ends up on blogs. So to say "just come out and be honest", is B.S. Don't get mad at closeted men when the world categorizes them as "the gay guy" and what not. So as messed up as it is that he is lying, you really can't blame him or any other closeted man for that matter.
ccshawn's picture

I don't know about any other

I don't know about any other man but if I needed an assistant it would have 2 be a fine female (with references of course-lol)!!!
Money First's picture

IKR ,Out of all he could have

IKR ,Out of all he could have chosen ? He did this to his self.
sexibme's picture

No women wants to be with a

No women wants to be with a down-low brother. No women wants to be with a man who secretly loves other men behind her back!!! Such as the movie "For Colored Girls" Those who watched the movie, I taking about Janet Jackson part/situation. Hell no!!! To all the down-low brothers please reveal yourself and not fool others like your family, friends and girlfriend who think your straight. Nobody got time for that!!!!
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Laia's picture

It ain't no way around it

It ain't no way around it bro, youz a pop tart. You guys should checkout thegrandreport, they have some good reads as well
V's picture

I gagged a thousand gags with

I gagged a thousand gags with this one! There's no wrath worse than a butch queen scorned. The shade is getting thicker by the minute...

I'm a believer. For those

I'm a believer. For those who read ~ pick up/download Invisible Life; Just As I Am; And This Too Shall Pass and If This World Were Mine all by the late E. Lynn Harris. While labeled "fiction" ~ it gives you a peek into the secret SEX lives of football players. Also read B Boy Blues by James Earl Hardy (this was graphic ~ Spoiler alert: I had to invision 1 of the characters as a woman in order to finish). Nonetheless ~ ALL are good reads.
GetUrLife's picture

YIKES!!! one of the things

YIKES!!! one of the things that scare me is a brother on the down-low, please let a chick know!! so i can stay far from your a*s!!!
sexybrownpyt's picture

that's what I'm saying ,Why

that's what I'm saying ,Why screw everybody up because u are confused !
sexibme's picture

@sexybrownpyt. Honey ~ you

@sexybrownpyt. Honey ~ you need a gay "brother" in your life who'll sniff out the fakers (I have 1 and I could write a damn book!¡). Nothing wrong with embracing one's sexuality, but it's selfish and dangerous to present oneself one way when that's not the case. I do not support Down Low anything.
GetUrLife's picture

yep, my sister is a lesbian

yep, my sister is a lesbian and she can spot them out as well.
sexybrownpyt's picture

WazUp wit her NECK

WazUp wit her NECK
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