It’s not often that retiring from professional soccer at the age of 25, and then un-retiring a few months later, is the stuff of TV comedies.
But Robbie Rogers made some headlines in his brief retirement and return to the game at the LA Galaxy. He became the first openly gay man to play in a professional sports league in the United States.
So now TV network ABC is taking Rogers’ experience and turning it into a comedy called “Men in Shorts.”
The show is, not surprisingly, about a young professional soccer player who comes out of the closet and will follow how his teammates, family and friends interact with him after his coming out.
Rogers, since his coming out, has been an outspoken advocate for LGBT rights in sports. He also has a book entitled “Coming Out to Play” being released November 25.
Rogers who recently started his own fashion blog and has his own menswear label is attached to the TV show as a producer.