NFL free agent C.J. Gable has joined
the NOH8 Campaign, the silent protest which raises awareness and
funds for gay rights causes, including ending California's 2008
voter-approved gay marriage ban, Proposition 8.
The 24-year-old Gable was signed as an
undrafted free agent by both the Denver Broncos and the New Orleans
Saints in 2011 but was later waived by both teams. He played college
football for the University of Southern California Trojans before
joining the NFL and was a 2005 Parade High School All-American.
The NOH8 Campaign, which is helmed by
photographer-activist Adam Bouska and his partner Jeff Parshley,
photographs celebrities and everyday folks with their mouths duct
taped and the campaign's familiar “NOH8” slogan often written on
Gable is wearing a white t-shirt in
his photograph and several tattoos on his tricep are visible.
Gable is not the first NFL athlete to
pose for the campaign. Also joining the campaign are New England
Patriots safety Bret
Lockett, New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie, Carolina
Panthers linebacker Nic
Harris and Arizona Cardinals linebacker Isaac Keys.
Former NFL defensive lineman Esera
Tavai Tuaolo, who announced in 2002 that he's gay on HBO's Real