That's the verdict of John Amaechi, Billy Bean and Esera Tuaolo, three of only six major league American athletes who've ever come out of the closet. Radar online recently convened the three for an informal chitchat.
Amaechi says he was basically begging for someone to out him before he decided to do it himself:
"There were reporters who asked me if I was out, and I told them but they didn't report it. And I would go to bars, especially when it was New York or L.A., and the guys at the door would tell me about what a great or terrible game I just played, so, it was an open secret for a long time. People have been talking about me for some years now."