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William Gay  

Professional Football Player in the National Football League, One of the NFL's Most Outspoken Voices Against Domestic Violence

William Gay spent much of his life silent about how domestic violence took his mother, how his stepfather followed her to a friend's house and shot her three times, and then killed himself, when Gay was 8 years old.

Gay, the 29-year-old cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, kept quiet because he never wanted the pity of coaches or teammates. He thought it was a personal issue, a burden he could carry alone. No longer.

Gay has become one of the NFL's most outspoken voices against domestic violence, believing it is his duty to speak up for victims like his mother, Carolyn Hall, and to speak out against men who commit violent crimes against women.

His previous experience with domestic violence in his own home as a child, has lead him to actively support domestic violence prevention efforts, including work with the Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh and speaks nationally about his experience to help raise awareness.

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On The Steelers: William Gay wants to help Ray Rice - Pittsburgh ...

Cornerback William Gay, whose mother was shot and killed in an act of domestic violence, said he will reach out to Rice, whom the Ravens released Monday ...

William Gay, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback, on domestic violence ...

By William Gay @Southcity22 I loved my mother. Carolyn Hall was a hard- working woman. She had a full-time job working for the state of Florida, and she was ...

William gay lost his mother to domestic violence, wants to help ray rice

Players associated with the Steelers and Ravens don't often find themselves in a position to help each other, but Steelers cornerback William Gay would like to ...

Steelers cb william gay on rice: someone could have died, we need ...

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – Steelers Cornerback William Gay is all too familiar with domestic violence, as he lost his own mother due to domestic violence ...

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