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ESPN New York Radio Host Reveals He's Gay

ESPN New York 1050 host Jared Max revealed Thursday that he’s gay.

“Are we ready to have our sports information delivered by someone who’s gay? Well, you know what, we are gonna find out,” Max said. “Because for the last 16 years I’ve been living a free life among my close friends and family, and I’ve hidden behind what is a gargantuan-size secret here in the sports world. I am gay.”

The 37-year-old is the host of Maxed Out In The Morning. Max admitted to suffering through depression and suicidal thoughts while keeping his sexuality a secret.

“I don’t share this news with you today to get a reaction or to make news, of being a New York sportscaster working on an all-sports radio station,” Max said. “I do this today because it seems to me there’s never been a better time.”

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WatchESPN App Now Available On Android Devices

Starting today, the WatchESPN App is now available on Android phone and tablet devices to Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks and Verizon FiOS TV subscribers who receive ESPN’s linear networks as part of their video subscription.

The free App provides users with remote access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3.com. During college football and basketball seasons, ESPN Goal Line and ESPN Buzzer Beater will also be available.

The WatchESPN App first launched last month in the Apple Store for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.

 

LeBron: The Decision Backlash Was Due To Race

Maverick Carter, LeBron James‘ BFF and LRMR Marketing CEO, told CNN’s Soledad O’Brien that he could have handled The Decision better.

“The execution could have been a little better and I take some of the blame for that,” Carter said in a story that aired Wednesday on CNN’s Rick’s List.

The Decision did great ratings for ESPN, but sparked a backlash that has damaged James’ reputation heading into the upcoming NBA season.

Carter thinks race played a factor in the negative reaction generated towards James when he decided to take his talents to South Beach to play with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.

“It definitely played a role in some of the stuff coming out of the media, things that were written for sure,” Carter said.

James chimed in as well with a similar stance as Carter.

“I think so at times,” James said. “It’s always, you know, a race factor.”

Whether race was a factor or not, his comments will only fuel the media as we approach the start of the NBA season on Oct. 26.