Brittney Griner To Be First Openly Gay Athlete To Sign With Nike–And She’ll Be Modeling Men’s Apparel
Brittney Grinercaught the attention of the masses when she was a college basketball at Baylor University. Currently she is a player with the Phoenix Mercury of the Women’s National Basketball Association and now she is joining another team: Nike’s.
Brittney has been tapped to model for the sports brand. She will become the first openly gay athlete to sign with Nike. But the excitement doesn’t stop there, the 6’8″ Brittney won’t be styling in sports bras, she’ll be modeling men’s apparel. The contract supposedly reflects Griner’s more androgynous clothing style and according to ESPN, the style is being picked up by more and more major sports companies, so naturally Nike wanted to be the first to tap the niche market.