HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel continues to easily be the best sports programming on television. This past week’s episode explores why pro athletes are not coming out of the closet. In the following snippets, Boxer Orlando Cruz — the first openly gay boxer — discusses his big decision, ex-football player Esera Tuaolo discusses his tortured reaction to gay jokes in the locker room, and rugby star Gareth Thomas discusses his bar strategy as to not blow his cover.

ORLANDO CRUZ

ESERA TUAOLO

GARETH THOMAS

Check out HBO Real Sports replays for the full episode, go to OutSports for more analysis, and join in on the The Last Closet campaign to see how you can help end homophobia in men’s pro sports.

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