VIDEO: Robbie Rogers' candid interview with CBS This Morning | THE SIDELINE
Above is a CBS This Morning interview given by LA Galaxy midfielder Robbe Rogers, who two weeks ago became the first openly gay male athlete in a major league team sport to compete in the United States.
In the interview, Rogers talks about, among other things, coming out to his family from London via Skype, the "brutal" locker rooms in England, the fear of people finding out his secret and the lengths to which he went for "supressing that side of me," as he says.
An excerpt from the interview:
Charlie Rose: "So who could you talk to, who could you share with?"
Robbie Rogers: "No one. I very much would just keep it to myself. I had that much fear that if I told people that maybe I wouldn’t be able to play the sport. That other people would find out without me being able to tell them. So I wouldn’t tell anyone. I wouldn’t even write it down. I just had so much fear that someone would find out. I was just really scared."