In the video that was leaked on May 30, the opening footage shows Rhodes discuss being traded from the New York Jets to playing for Arizona Cardinals and future goals he has for himself. He discussed pursuing a career as an actor in Hollywood. "It's something I've wanted for a few years," Rhodes says.
The rest of the video is a promotional trailer edited to promote Rhodes. It features various media titles that have profiled the NFL star cross the screen. It also includes the footage of Rhodes dressed as a police officer in Lady Gaga's music video. In one scene, a birthday cake is placed before Rhodes at a dinner gathering and the alleged lover is sitting next to him. The pair is seen together again in several instances with Rhodes sitting in the passenger seat of a car as Simpson takes the wheel.
Rhodes speaks highly of his former assistant in another scene, saying "(Simpson) is my right hand and my left," he says. "He takes care of anything that needs to be taken care of." "Kerry is like my brother," Simpson adds.
The majority of the 7 minute clip featured Simpson with friends in various scenarios until the 6:12 mark where a topless Rhodes is lying in bed and Simpson is on the other side as the two exchange witty banter about a friend, J.D., who consumed too many cans of Mountain Dew soda.
Media Takeout published pictures of Rhodes with Simpson on April 10 that the website said "looked suspect," along with an attention-grabbing headline: "Top NFL Superstar Is Photo'd On VACATION...With One Of His 'MALE FRIENDS.'"
The following day, Rhodes issued a statement to debunk the claim. "Photos have been circulating of my former assistant and I that have caused some rumors regarding my sexuality, and I wanted to address the situation," Rhodes told TMZ. "I am not gay. The shots were taken during a past vacation in a casual environment with my entire business team." Rhodes then said he "supports" the coming out of gay athletes and wishes them well.
After Rhodes denied being gay, Simpson came forward and said that he was dating the NFL player and that they lived together for a year. BallerAlert.com, whom Simpson shared the details with in an exclusive interview, later reported that Rhodes is set to marry a woman in June that he has been dating for ten years. Rhodes' fiancee has not been identified but sources revealed that she is a model who is "drama free" and is rarely seen with the football player because she prefers to "stay out of the limelight." A second source said she is a "corporate chick from DC" that does not "live off" of Rhodes and does not prefer to be a "baller's wife.
Rhodes was seen sitting courtside at a Los Angeles Lakers game with Dancing With The Stars alum Karina Smirnoff on April 14. Rhodes tweeted about his friendship with Smirnoff the next day. "Had a great time at the @Lakers game last night with my long time friend @Karina_Smirnoff," he tweeted with a photo of the pair sitting front row and courtside at the Lakers game. Watch the 6:12 mark where a topless Kerry Rhodes is lying in bed and Simpson on the other side.
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