The page you're trying to access: Though he was on the road more than half the year, Kennedy very much resided at the center of the group. The day had been a whirlwind. If you're going out with Billy, he might disappear. I am following in the footsteps of others who have self-identified in the hopes that will send a message to young men and women in sports that you must allow no one to make you feel ashamed of who you are. The campaign did not begin promisingly.
Billy Kennedy doesn't look up from his scotch when he's presented with the microphone.
Read More Doubletruck is the home for ESPN storytelling, a place to find great features, investigations and character portraits. Both, however, were ultimately convicted. We didn't say a word to each other. As he arrived in Atlanta the following day for his next assignment, Kennedy remembers receiving a call from Rod Thorn, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations.
When disgraced former NBA referee Tim Donaghy effectively outed Kennedy in by telling a radio host in Boston, "It's no secret on [the NBA officiating] staff that Bill Kennedy is a homosexual," Kennedy simultaneously became more relaxed about his sexual identity around people he knew yet more skittish about the possibility of it becoming public at a time when social media was exploding.