Skip to comments.Active NFL player reportedly considers saying he's gay
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
The NFL is now a solid citizen in the new political-entertainment complex leading the American cultural revolution.
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.
someone tell Tony Romo his closet has had glass doors for a long time.
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.
Only one? Look up “Football as a homoerotic ritual” by Alan Dundes. (You’ll be outraged and visiting the Nile!)
I knew it! The way they slap each other’s bums, wearing those tight pant outfits.
Well, there goes another domino.
If it is on the NFL site, you can expect the gay player to step out of the locker within a couple weeks.
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.
OK...let’s get it over with...EVERYONE needs to call themselves “gay.” Sheesh....I am so siiiiccckkk of all this.
Well, former NFLer Kordell Stewart is coming out as gay as part of a stunt for ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’.
So what if he throws a coming out party, and no one cares? Boofrigginhoo, will his teammates come out to declare they are straight?
All that will matter is how well the gay player plays football.
And who ever he is, the sales of his jersey will skyrocket.
Grow up, already..
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.
I agree has to be Queen ooops Quinn
"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
Dave Kopay was a homosexual football player back in the seventies. These people act like this is brand new.