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NFL Players Ready to Welcome Gay Teammates | Care2 Causes

NFL Players Ready to Welcome Gay Teammates | Care2 Causes

What comes to mind when you think of American pro football? Probably not “gay-friendly.” But the homophobic attitudes so prevalent in the NFL and its hyper-masculine fan culture might be evolving. At the NFLPA Rookie Premiere event in Los Angeles last week, several current and former NFL stars said they’d be happy to welcome a gay teammate. “As long as they competed on the field and gave it their all in practice, that’s all I care about,” Indianapolis Colts rookie Coby Fleener told Outsports . “I’m very comfortable with it.” Trent Richardson, who plays for the Cleveland Browns, echoed Fleener’s sentiment. “As long as they’re playing good football and contributing to the team, I don’t have nothing to do with that … It is what it is. I don’t have any problem with any sexuality or whatever they’ve got going on.” “You can’t discriminate,” said Buffalo Bills wide receiver T.J. ...

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