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Patrick Burke, who helped found the You Can Play Project, which is dedicated to fighting homophobia in sports, announced Tuesday he was resigning as the group's executive director.
Burke, who along with Brian Kitts and Glenn Whitman created YCP in 2012, said he will remain with the group in what he called a "behind the scenes" role.
Replacing Burke will be Wade Davis, a former NFL player who announced his homosexuality in 2012.
"I think, for too long, we've had a straight voice kind of dominating the conversation," Burke said. "I think that there's something to be said for empowering a gay, black, former NFL player who can connect with people in ways that I can't."
Patrick Burke and Gary Bettman were on CNN this morning to discuss the You Can Play initiative.