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Nassib jersey top-seller at Fanatics over past day

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6/22/2021 9:31:41 PM
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In the 24 hours since he became the first active NFL player to come out as gay, Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib's jersey has been the top-selling item across the league, Fanatics reports via ESPN.

Nassib, 28, made the announcement Monday in a video posted to Instagram from his house in West Chester, Pennsylvania. In the video, Nassib says, "I just want to take a quick moment to say that I'm gay. I've been meaning to do this for a while now, but I finally feel comfortable enough to get it off my chest. I really have the best life, I've got the best family, friends and job a guy could ask for. I'm a pretty private person so I hope you guys know that I'm really not doing this for attention. I just think that representation and visibility are so important."

Fanatics, the NFL's official e-commerce partner, said Nassib has been the top-selling NFL player both Monday and Tuesday across the company's network of online stores.

As part of his announcement, Nassib also pledged $100,000 to the Trevor Project, an organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to the LGBTQ+ community.

The NFL on Tuesday confirmed to ABC News that it would match Nassib's $100,000 donation.

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