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Roy Simmons

Football Player
Male
Born Nov 8, 1956

Roy Franklin Simmons is a former American football player who played for the National Football League. He played offensive lineman for the New York Giants and then with the Washington Redskins during Super Bowl XVIII in 1984. In 1992, he came out of the closet as gay on The Phil Donahue Show. In his autobiography, Out of Bounds, he speaks of drug addiction, prostitution, and promiscuity. Around 1997, he learned that he was HIV-positive.… Read More

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Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1956 Birth Born on November 8, 1956.

TWENTIES

1984 27 Years Old He played offensive lineman for the New York Giants and then with the Washington Redskins during Super Bowl XVIII in 1984.

THIRTIES

1992 35 Years Old In 1992, he came out of the closet as gay on The Phil Donahue Show. … Read More

FORTIES

1997 40 Years Old Around 1997, he learned that he was HIV-positive. … Read More
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