Roy Simmons

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Roy Simmons
Date of birth: (1956-11-08)November 8, 1956
Place of birth: Savannah, Georgia
Date of death: February 20, 2014(2014-02-20) (aged 57)
Place of death: Bronx, New York
Career information
Position(s): Guard
College: Georgia Tech
NFL Draft: 1979 / Round: 8 / Pick: 201
Organizations
As player:
1979-1982
1983
New York Giants
Washington Redskins
Career stats
Playing stats at NFL.com

Roy Franklin Simmons (November 8, 1956 – February 20, 2014) was an American football player who played for the National Football League. He played Guard for the New York Giants and then with the Washington Redskins during Super Bowl XVIII in 1984.

In 1992, he announced that he was gay on The Phil Donahue Show.

In his autobiography, Out of Bounds (written with Damon DiMarco), he speaks of drug addiction, prostitution, and promiscuity. Around 1997, he learned that he was HIV-positive.

Simmons died February 20, 2014, in his Bronx, New York apartment at the age of 57.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roy Simmons, who came out as gay after NFL career, dead at 57". New York Post. 24 February 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2014.