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Active NFL player reportedly considers saying he's gay
NFL.com ^ | March 25, 2013 | Gregg Rosenthal

Posted on 03/26/2013 8:20:27 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo

The NFL appears more ready than ever for an openly gay player. It's possible we'll find out how ready this offseason.

CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman wrote Monday that he was told a current gay NFL player strongly is considering coming out publicly. The plan would be for the unnamed player to do so in the next few months, then carry on with his NFL career.

Freeman based the information on several interviews with active and former NFL players, but the reporter doesn't know who the player is. If the player does come out, it would be a landmark moment in U.S. professional team sports.

The topic of homosexuality and gay rights never has been so much a part of NFL discussion. Players like Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo and Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe have spoken loudly in support of gay marriage throughout the last year. New York Giants owner Steve Tisch, NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith and players like Scott Fujita, Scott Shanle, D'Qwell Jackson and Eric Winston are among those who supported a brief filed to the U.S. Supreme Court related to Proposition 8 in California. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments this week on the proposition that banned same-sex marriage in the state.

The NFL might be more ready than ever for a gay player, but that's still not saying much. The NFL is progressive in so many ways, and yet it's far behind the times on openly gay players. That's true for all major pro sports.

Fujita believes NFL players are ready.

"I honestly think the players of the NFL have been ready for an openly gay player for quite some time now," Fujita told Freeman. "Trust me, the coming out of a player would create much bigger waves outside the locker room than inside."

A player coming out certainly would create a lot of attention. It would take a lot of courage, and the act would make it easier for the men who come out publicly after. Frankly, the moment feels inevitable and almost overdue. Progress waits for no one


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KEYWORDS: davekopay; homosexualagenda; nfl
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A similar story was posted this morning. This one is from the official NFL site, which suggests how supportive the NFL is of the brave new world.

The NFL is now a solid citizen in the new political-entertainment complex leading the American cultural revolution.

1 posted on 03/26/2013 8:20:27 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

To the gay nfl player: WE DON’T FXXXXXG CARE!!! JUST SHUT THE HELL UP AND PLAY FOOTBALL.

This whole outing thing is all about them. Pay attention to me. I’m a queer and I sleep with men. How awesome I am.

Just shut up and live your damn life like everyone else. Damn degenerate attention whores.


2 posted on 03/26/2013 8:22:58 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

someone tell Tony Romo his closet has had glass doors for a long time.


3 posted on 03/26/2013 8:23:40 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Why?


4 posted on 03/26/2013 8:24:17 PM PDT by doc1019 (The rabbit hole that Obama is leading us down just gets deeper and deeper.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Brady Quinn Shirtless

Placing my bet on it being Brady Quinn...Now he'll be harder to cut.

5 posted on 03/26/2013 8:24:44 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Snickering Hound

Right some guy who wants to keep the turk from his door is going to claim to be gay. For a six or seven figure paycheck why not make such a claim.


6 posted on 03/26/2013 8:26:20 PM PDT by JLS
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Only one? Look up “Football as a homoerotic ritual” by Alan Dundes. (You’ll be outraged and visiting the Nile!)


7 posted on 03/26/2013 8:27:09 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I knew it! The way they slap each other’s bums, wearing those tight pant outfits.


8 posted on 03/26/2013 8:28:00 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Well, there goes another domino.


9 posted on 03/26/2013 8:28:07 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

If it is on the NFL site, you can expect the gay player to step out of the locker within a couple weeks.


10 posted on 03/26/2013 8:28:10 PM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

We are living through the most bizarre period of my life, no doubt. We went from completely rejecting the left’s destruction of our economy two years ago to completely ignoring that and now embracing a radical left social agenda to undermine the basic structure of our society. We are circling the toilet as a nation. I am no culture warrior, but am still amazed the ignorance out there in accepting the false premise that destroying marriage is ‘love’. This has nothing to do with love. The government does not have a role in whether people love each other. This is a step to undermine the freedom of religion, freedom of speech and freedom of choice. It is tyranny.

Our country rejected sound reason last November in favor of ignorant bliss...for the first time ever, a state voted for gay marriage. In fact, three chose it. Others legalized drugs. The majority nationally ignored the collapse of our economy and voted to purposely worsen their own standard of living and limit their personal opportunities. What a disaster.


11 posted on 03/26/2013 8:29:29 PM PDT by ilgipper (The lesson for the GOP is simple - don't let the opposition define you)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

OK...let’s get it over with...EVERYONE needs to call themselves “gay.” Sheesh....I am so siiiiccckkk of all this.


12 posted on 03/26/2013 8:30:38 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Snickering Hound

Well, former NFLer Kordell Stewart is coming out as gay as part of a stunt for ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’.


13 posted on 03/26/2013 8:31:19 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

So what if he throws a coming out party, and no one cares? Boofrigginhoo, will his teammates come out to declare they are straight?


14 posted on 03/26/2013 8:33:36 PM PDT by pallis
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To: goodnesswins

All that will matter is how well the gay player plays football.

And who ever he is, the sales of his jersey will skyrocket.


15 posted on 03/26/2013 8:33:53 PM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Who the heck cares!!! Do you think that makes you special or something!!!

Grow up, already..

16 posted on 03/26/2013 8:34:15 PM PDT by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: goodnesswins

As exposed in other articles, the reelection of Obama has opened the flood gates of high dollar gay campaign bundlers, and is the reason for the massive media onslaught of gay propaganda lately. We are being fed daily the notion that if you don’t have nicotine stains on the front of your shorts, you ain’t cool. Perversion gone wild.


17 posted on 03/26/2013 8:35:14 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Snickering Hound

I agree has to be Queen ooops Quinn


18 posted on 03/26/2013 8:35:21 PM PDT by CONSERVE
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To: Rusty0604
knew it! The way they slap each other’s bums, wearing those tight pant outfits.

"tight pant outfits" you're either a chick pr a bit limp in the wrist yourself for referring to a nfl iniform as an outfit

19 posted on 03/26/2013 8:36:34 PM PDT by vikzilla
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Dave Kopay was a homosexual football player back in the seventies. These people act like this is brand new.


20 posted on 03/26/2013 8:36:50 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: vikzilla

So will it be a tight end, or a wide receiver?


21 posted on 03/26/2013 8:37:14 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: OKRA2012

” the sales of his jersey will skyrocket.”

The pink or rainbow versions of the jersey?


22 posted on 03/26/2013 8:37:51 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Jerry Smith, an ex-tight end, no pun intended, came out as being gay after his career was finished. He died of AIDS.


23 posted on 03/26/2013 8:39:09 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: max americana

The jersey for what ever team he is on.

That jersey will become one of the top three selling NFL jerseys.


24 posted on 03/26/2013 8:41:12 PM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: ilgipper

Ancient Western civilizations were steeped in beauty- and body-worship, and cruelty, pederasty and homosexual sex came along with it. Biblical morality sublimated that ancient pagan energy into the greatest civilization ever known. Removing that Biblical morality is taking us back to the horrors of those pagan roots.


25 posted on 03/26/2013 8:41:13 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Secret Agent Man
To the gay nfl player: WE DON’T FXXXXXG CARE!!! JUST SHUT THE HELL UP AND PLAY FOOTBALL.

AMEN to all you said! I am so f-ing sick of all this queer s##t I could scream.

26 posted on 03/26/2013 8:43:20 PM PDT by Marathoner (What are we waiting for? Where are the Articles of Impeachment!)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Homosexuals are a prime target of advertisers: lots of disposable income and justifiably low self-esteem.

You bet the NFL will be courting them, and charging the networks accordingly.


27 posted on 03/26/2013 8:44:42 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: mrsmith

So will they force teams to wear brown for gays, like they make them wear pink for breast cancer?


28 posted on 03/26/2013 8:45:37 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Marathoner

It would be one thing if the guy was saying it in an attempt to get someone to help him, to help him out of this sinful behavior.

But that is not why this guy is considering doing it.


29 posted on 03/26/2013 8:46:01 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: vikzilla

I called then “outfits” to be funny.


30 posted on 03/26/2013 8:46:53 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise
Jerry Smith, an ex-tight end, no pun intended, came out as being gay after his career was finished. He died of AIDS.

Another sterling endorsement of the gay lifestyle and its' bitter conclusion. The gay lifestyle is anything but gay.

31 posted on 03/26/2013 8:46:57 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: mrsmith

You are right, it is all about marketing.

Lots of gays are NFL fans and spend money on tickets and jerseys.

But, who ever it is, he had better be a damn good player.


32 posted on 03/26/2013 8:48:04 PM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

33 posted on 03/26/2013 8:48:57 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: doc1019

It’s all planned. Is it any coincidence that Portman goes gay, Hillary goes gay, APA goes gay, NFL goes gay, and Mclame’s about to go gay?

They’ve been plotting this for years. This is like their version of homosexual Dresden. Bombarding the public and by extension, the court, with their propaganda to destroy this country’s civil society once and for all. That Facebook thing was likely planned years ago. We’re officially under attack at this very moment.


34 posted on 03/26/2013 8:49:07 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

It’s still “all about me.”


35 posted on 03/26/2013 8:49:17 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

AhHh, yes. Let’s fall into the contrived narrative that we should accept homos in macho ‘positions’.

I’ll bet you ANYTHING that WWF has one waiting in the wings for the kiddies.


36 posted on 03/26/2013 8:50:49 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Viennacon

I find no flaw in your logic.


37 posted on 03/26/2013 8:51:22 PM PDT by doc1019 (The rabbit hole that Obama is leading us down just gets deeper and deeper.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
"I’ll bet you ANYTHING that WWF has one waiting in the wings for the kiddies."

Do you really think there are gay panda bears?


38 posted on 03/26/2013 8:53:48 PM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

And the military. Probably going to have a “gay GI Joe” on sale soon.


39 posted on 03/26/2013 8:54:11 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I’m pretty sure the ‘08 Lions were all gay.


40 posted on 03/26/2013 8:55:42 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Secret Agent Man

First fag out gets a cash entitlement by the LSM and fag bonus endorsements! What’s not to love?


41 posted on 03/26/2013 8:57:34 PM PDT by glock rocks (No, the game never ends, when your whole world depends, on the turn of a friendy card.)
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

Will he be a pitcher or a catcher?


42 posted on 03/26/2013 8:57:51 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET
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To: glock rocks

I would guess he will also snag the Preparation H endorsement contract too.


43 posted on 03/26/2013 8:59:10 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Wouldn’t this be the player for the Ravens who dedicated the Super Bowl to gay marriage and said he wanted to go on Ellen Degeneres after the win to talk about anti-gay bullying?

I’m surprised there are no openly gay players already. Who the heck cares?


44 posted on 03/26/2013 8:59:20 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: OKRA2012

“all about marketing”

Perverts are incredibly profitable consumers.
Their low self-esteem makes them grateful for any affirmative representation.
Advertisers desire them even more than ‘dumb sluts’ because they have more disposable income.

Even if the player isn’t all that good the refs and coaches know where there bread is buttered...


45 posted on 03/26/2013 9:00:53 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: dfwgator

LOL! I know some women that watch the games to see the tight ends.


46 posted on 03/26/2013 9:07:56 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Being “gay” has become almost a status symbol. Truly a sad world we are living in...


47 posted on 03/26/2013 9:17:19 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
What's next... the gay players insist to come out and then want to be on the cheerleaders squad. What a crying shame though that this takes away from the actual game. Now, they are being way nuts in political correctness in sports.
48 posted on 03/26/2013 9:19:36 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Even given the small percentage of actual gay people, it seems unfathomable that no people with gay tendencies have ever made it to the NFL.


49 posted on 03/26/2013 9:28:31 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Secret Agent Man

“To the gay nfl player: WE DON’T FXXXXXG CARE!!! JUST SHUT THE HELL UP AND PLAY FOOTBALL.”

No; we should care. Football is one of the top things that many young males look to as a manly thing.

Now we are just going to roll over let the homosexuals degrade that?
Sicking actually.Yes we should care.

Satan is smart the way he is playing his cards here. Our nation is being destroyed rapidly, and we just sit back and watch.


50 posted on 03/26/2013 9:30:01 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (ok)
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