I'm not having pics of a half-naked Brady Quinn on my hard drive, so if you want to see the ad, you'll have to follow the links on PFT...hilarious.
Posted by Mike Florio on July 18, 2008, 6:39 a.m.
We vaguely recall seeing somewhere a suggestion that Brady Quinn’s shirtless torso and face were being used to advertise a gay dating web site.
According to TMZ.com, the image is indeed Quinn, and the ad has been in circulation for months.
Quinn’s lawyers have taken steps to force the site in question to stop using the photo.
The problem for Quinn is that, even if he’s straight, this is the kind of thing that can start Kordell-type rumors in Cleveland, and that can in turn affect Quinn’s performance, given that homophobia is one of the unwritten rules of an NFL locker room. As we noted last week, former Steelers receiver Plaxico Burress thinks that rumors of homosexuality impacted Kordell Stewart’s play in Pittsburgh.
So, basically, there’s no reason for anyone to suspect that Quinn is, might be, or ever has been attracted to men. None whatsoever.