ESPN radio personality Jared Max came out gay to his audience on Thursday morning, the New York Daily News reported.

Max's announcement comes on the heels of two sports figures making similar announcements. On Sunday, Phoenix Suns CEO and President Rick Welts told the New York Times that he's gay, and on Monday, former Villanova basketball player Will Sheridan followed in an interview with ESPN.

The 37-year-old sportscaster mentioned the men's stories, then turned the conversation to himself.

“Are we ready to have our sports information delivered by someone who is gay?” he asked. “We're going to find out. Because for the last 16 years I've been living a free life among all my close friends and family. But I've been living behind what is a gargantuan size secret in the sports world.”

“I am gay,” Max added.

“Yeah, Jared Max the sports guy with one of the most familiar voices in New York sports isn't quite like the majority.”

A gay marriage endorsement two weeks ago by New York Rangers winger Sean Avery sparked a loud debate on homophobia in professional sports that led to the high-profile self-outings.