Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck recently sat down with Jim Boulden of CNN during a trip to London. In the interview, he told Boulden he has no problem with a gay teammate.
“I hope if someone’s thinking about [coming out], that if they do come out as gay and it makes them happy and it makes their life easier, then I think they should do it,” Luck said.
“It’s the 21st century, and I know I would have absolutely no problem with it. I hope no one would treat him any differently than any straight player, no special treatment — he’s just another guy.”
The interview comes in the wake of several landmarks for LGBT athletes: NBA player Jason Collins coming out, Robbie Rogers joining the LA Galaxy, and WNBA’s Brittney Griner coming out.
Luck is not the first NFL player to vocalize support for out athletes and the LGBTQ community but it certainly is a welcome gesture of support.