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John Daly, RGIII mistakenly 'outed' by media

Despite reports, the pro golfer and NFL quarterback still not gay.

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YOU'LL PROBABLY find this hard to believe, but sometimes the media makes mistakes.

Golfer John Daly recently tweeted that he's, "Not coming out of closet because I haven't been in one."

Daly felt compelled to set the record straight - no pun intended - after a BBC announcer confused "John Daly" with "Tom Daley," the Olympic diver who recently disclosed he was gay.

Similarly, Sky News in the UK - while also reporting on Tom Daley - compiled a slide show on its website of other athletes who had come out. Included were NBA free agent Jason Collins, former tennis star Martina Navratilova and Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.

The group reminded us of the old "Sesame Street" that proclaimed "one of these things is not like the others."

In this case, it's Griffin, who isn't gay. Oops.

He is, in fact, married to college sweetheart Rebecca Liddicoat.

Apparently, Sky News misunderstood an interview that RGIII did with GQ in August in which he said we live in an age in which an NFL player would be accepted if he announced he was gay.

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On Saturday, Auburn defensive back Chris Davis ran back a missed field goal 100-plus yards as time ran out to lead the Tigers over then-No. 1 Alabama in the Iron Bowl.

Two days later, he walked into his Geology class - and got a standing ovation from his fellow students.

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Anna Bozard, a huge Peyton Manning fan, sent the Broncos quarterback an invitation to her wedding.

Much to her surprise, Manning took the time to fill out the RSVP card - he checked off the "regretfully decline" line - then wrote "Best wishes," and included his No. 18 next to his signature.