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The Las Vegas Raiders’ Carl Nassib could become one of the most recognizable faces in football as brands line up to be associated with the National Football League’s first openly gay active player, marketing experts told Reuters on Tuesday.

The defensive end said he had agonized about making the announcement for the past 15 years but was immediately greeted with supportive messages from the league, his team, and fellow players, who all praised his courage.

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