Gary is a minor Hey! It's That Guy Rick Hoffman, currently also on Samantha Who?, so I'm guessing he did it now. He says Natasha called him, in a rampage, but he shut her up by offering her the cover of the next swimsuit issue, and got Sineade on The View. I know that if wanted to keep my client's homosexuality quiet, I'd get one of the few people who knows about it on a national talk show. He's skeptical that Lincoln even is gay, but the detectives say they got it straight from the man himself, and Olivia fesses up to spilling the beans to Natasha. Gary calls that a major mistake, but adds that damage control is his specialty. He also thinks that Lincoln couldn't have killed anybody, because as tough as he is on the field, off the field he's a teddy bear. And I'm more sure he did it, since there's no way this guy didn't know Lincoln was gay, especially since the whole Natasha-beard scenario was concocted by him and Natasha's publicist. And given how much an agent would have to lose if Lincoln lost his job and endorsement contracts.
At the forensics lab, Warner says there was fresh star-quarterback semen on Jeremy's body, so the detectives figure Lincoln fought with Natasha, then went to Jeremy's, where they had sex and then Lincoln killed him. Olivia asks if it's possible Jeremy choked on the ball gag, and Warner says that's what we're supposed to think, because the gag was inserted post-mortem. She says he was strangled with a cylindrical object with a diamond pattern (and a broken hyoid bone makes an appearance in a second straight episode), exactly like a dumbbell bar. Jeremy had a weight set in his apartment, which is one weight short. Elliot figures that's enough for a warrant.
Over at Lincoln's apartment, Olivia and Elliot are being stalled by the doorman, who says Lincoln's at home. Suddenly, a lobby window is shattered, and outside Lincoln's getting a mighty beatdown by a few guys. "Try running to Daddy, faggot!" yells one of them, and they all run off, with Elliot being too slow to catch them. Lincoln's bloody and barely conscious on the sidewalk. "His secret's out," says Olivia. Sure is. How'd that happen?
In the hospital, the detectives question Lincoln (who has a fractured skull -- "I've had a lot worse happen on the field," he says) about what happened. He says he heard a car, then someone yelled, "Get the faggot," and then something hit him in the head. He didn't see their faces, he says, and drifts off to sleep. Elliot gets off his cellphone (who answers their cellphone when visiting someone in the hospital? Rude!) and tells Olivia that the apartment search didn't turn up the murder weapon. Olivia thinks it's crazy that their perp is now a victim, like she's never seen this before. Elliot all matter-of-factly wants to hand off the gay bashing to bias crimes and focus on the homicide, but given that Olivia might be wondering if this is her fault, I can understand her being a little freaked out by it.