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Report: Homosexual NFL player considering "coming out"
« on: March 26, 2013, 09:26:06 AM »
Report: Gay NFL player considering coming out
By The Sports Xchange | Yahoo sports

A current NFL player who is gay is seriously considering coming out publicly in the next few months with the intention of continuing his football career after making the announcement, CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman reported.

The player in question was not named by Freeman, who was not aware of the player's identity himself.

However, if the player does announce publicly that he is gay, it would be a milestone event in American pro sports. There has never been an active openly gay player in a major American team sport.

The player's concern, according to the report, is not how his news would be received in the locker room. His concern is the possible harm he might suffer from homophobic fans.

"I honestly think the players of the NFL have been ready for an openly gay player for quite some time now," Scott Fujita, a free agent linebacker, told CBSSports.com. "Trust me, the coming out of a player would create much bigger waves outside the locker room than inside. The way I've seen the conversation around LGBT issues evolve, especially in the past few years, has been encouraging. Guys are more accepting than they used to be. Even those who raise personal objections to homosexuality, some of whom are good friends of mine, would still be able to coexist and accept a gay teammate."
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Re: Report: Homosexual NFL player considering "coming out"
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2013, 09:32:35 AM »
No tight end would ever be able to safely bend over to pick up a bar of soap again.

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Re: Report: Homosexual NFL player considering "coming out"
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2013, 09:36:58 AM »
No tight end would ever be able to safely bend over to pick up a bar of soap again.

Oh - you're bad! 

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Re: Report: Homosexual NFL player considering "coming out"
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2013, 09:38:48 AM »
No tight end would ever be able to safely bend over to pick up a bar of soap again.

After which, he'd be a wide receiver.

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Re: Report: Homosexual NFL player considering "coming out"
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2013, 09:41:13 AM »
Could be worse, I suppose.
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Re: Report: Homosexual NFL player considering "coming out"
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2013, 09:43:11 AM »
Kind of gives new meaning to the "Packers".
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Re: Report: Homosexual NFL player considering "coming out"
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2013, 09:46:17 AM »
Kind of gives new meaning to the "Packers".



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Re: Report: Homosexual NFL player considering "coming out"
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2013, 09:46:39 AM »

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Re: Report: Homosexual NFL player considering "coming out"
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2013, 10:14:25 AM »


Unfortunately, you can't challenge a "no call" for an illegal hit from behind below the waist.
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Re: Report: Homosexual NFL player considering "coming out"
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2013, 11:02:05 AM »
For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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Re: Report: Homosexual NFL player considering "coming out"
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2013, 11:32:13 AM »
No tight end would ever be able to safely bend over to pick up a bar of soap again.

Not unless he wants to become a wide receiver...


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