INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Butler University linebacker Xavier Colvin has told his coach and teammates he is gay.
The redshirt sophomore is the son of Roosevelt Colvin, a former Purdue star who won two Super Bowls with the New England Patriots.
Colvin’s announcement was first reported by Outsports.com, a sports website that focuses on LGBT issues. The Indianapolis Star reported the 5-foot-9, 210-pound Indianapolis native recently told his teammates and told coach Jeff Voris about his sexuality months earlier.
Voris told the newspaper it was a “non-issue.”
In February, Marian University center Darrion McAlister also announced he was gay. Marian also is located in Indianapolis, not far from Butler, and won NAIA national championships in 2012 and 2015.
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