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NFL Quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick And Cam Newton Won’t Tolerate Homophobia

Screen Shot 2014-02-18 at 1.58.32 PM 1The always dapper (and hopefully gay!) 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick appeared on ESPN’s Sunday Conversation this week alongside a super-cute, bow-tied Panthers quarterback Cam Newton to discuss the hot topic of openly gay athletes entering the locker room.

(Side note: These two would make a pretty freakin’ adorable couple.)

When asked if NFL draft prospect Michael Sam would be accepted in their respective locker rooms, both agreed with a resounding “absolutely.”

Speaking of Sam, Newton said:

His job is a linebacker. Colin said it best when he said we don’t worry about each other when we’re outside of football. Of course we have, ‘Are you OK? Is there anything I can help you with?’ But the main focus is, we’re football players. We’re here in this organization for one reason and one reason only. And if you’re able to help us attain that winning success, your personal life is your personal life.

Kaepernick added:

No one cares if you’re black, white, straight gay, Christian, Jewish, whatever it may be. When you step on that field you’re a member of, in my case the 49ers, or the Carolina Panthers, that’s your job. That’s your occupation.

Their sentiment seems to be on par with a majority of the NFL—it was revealed yesterday that an overwhelming 86% of NFL players surveyed by ESPN would openly accept a gay teammate.

Wonder what Aaron Rodgers thinks?

 

By:           Matthew Tharrett
On:           Feb 18, 2014
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  • 28 Comments
    • EdWoody
      EdWoody

      The pink bow tie is not screaming ‘straight’ to me.

      Feb 18, 2014 at 2:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      This is indeed GOOD NEWS! 86%… sorta makes the other 14% kind of paltry, no? Who cares what they think? They can go shower at home!

      Feb 18, 2014 at 2:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lestar
      Lestar

      They would make a cute couple indeed.

      Feb 18, 2014 at 2:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mdterp01
      Mdterp01

      @EdWoody:
      I certainly hope you are being facetious because I thought we were so past the issue of pink signaling anything about your sexual orientation. Pink is quite a common color for men to wear in ties and particularly in the warmer months with polos and shorts.

      As for Mr. Kaepernick and Mr. Newton, I have to fan myself because they are both very sexy and would definitely make a cute couple (we can wish). I am loving their comments and we particularly need this from our black star athletes.

      Feb 18, 2014 at 2:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KittyLitter
      KittyLitter

      Ewww. Does he have the same stylist as aaron schockl?

      Feb 18, 2014 at 3:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead
      balehead

      Typical “straight shaming” from the queens…..Pink is actually the hot color with skateboarders right now…

      Feb 18, 2014 at 3:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PARKAVMAN
      PARKAVMAN

      Ewww! KIttyLitter, Cam and Aaron would make a cute couple too. B****

      Feb 18, 2014 at 4:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jonty Coppersmith
      Jonty Coppersmith

      @Mdterp01<

      Do people actually wear ties with polo shirts? That just sounds absurd.

      Feb 18, 2014 at 6:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BrokebackBob
      BrokebackBob

      Stop trying to “pair up” our straight advocates!!! It’s rude and trashy and only shows serious desperation.

      Feb 18, 2014 at 6:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • renly
      renly

      Well I think this confirms Colin Kaepernick is straight. If he was closeted and trying to hide it the last thing he would do is defend an openly gay player.

      Feb 18, 2014 at 6:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead
      balehead

      So much negativity on here…..

      Feb 18, 2014 at 7:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Black Pegasus
      Black Pegasus

      First, let me get you shady queens on track! Cam and Colin are NOT gay.
      Please stop with the stereotypical lusting and overt sexual fantasies of seeing these to men in bed together. They are showing leadership by saying what we’d expect of an American Quarterback. That is progress! Be satisfied with it!

      Having said that, I couldn’t be more happier to see these brothas showing some class. They’re not Pro Gay nor are the Anti-Gay. They are just guys who aren’t concerned with who we sleep with. Let them be the example for all to follow.

      Feb 18, 2014 at 7:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • darkanser
      darkanser

      @EdWoody: I was a little surprised to read the guy sitting next to Kaepernick — not knowing who he is — was a football player far less a quarterback. What a contrast in styles!! Kaepernick with his cap backwards and this bespectacled, bow-tied guy. I’ve made no claim to being totally immune to stereotypes.

      Feb 18, 2014 at 7:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • darkanser
      darkanser

      I’ve not looked too far — if at all — into the story of NFL draft prospect Michael Sam’s coming out. But I’m awaiting to see what happens next. While I applaud his courage and his integrity, I sometimes question why he did it. I’m not sure what he has to gain but I hope he did it for his own personal spiritual reasons. I’ll support him morally nonetheless.

      Feb 18, 2014 at 8:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LadyL
      LadyL

      @darkanser: I’m floored that you don’t get why Michael Sam came out. You’re “not sure what he has to gain but hope he did it for his own spiritual reasons”??? I assumed he just felt good about himself, strong enough to stand up, and wanted the peace of mind of knowing that he never has to hide or lie or worry about some pissed-off ex outing him someday. What other reasons would there be? Is there something you know about Michael Sam the rest of us don’t?
      This is what’s so corrupting about the closet. When someone like a Michael Sam (or a Jason Collins) decides to be honest, his motives are questioned.

      Feb 18, 2014 at 9:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LadyL
      LadyL

      @queenrosered: Personally, I’m sick of worrying about the delicate sensiblities of straight guys, even when they are allies. I mean, who cares? If they truly are our friends, and are truly secure in themselves, couldn’t they just take the compliment?
      I don’t see what’s so awful about a little wishful posting where cute guys (or girls) are concerned. Straight people get to lust after hottie celebs all the time and they don’t get scolded for it.

      Feb 18, 2014 at 9:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mdterp01
      Mdterp01

      @Jonty Coppersmith:

      Really?!!!!! First of all…not ties with polo shirts!!!! I mean wearing a pink button down, or a pink tie with a suit, or a pink polo shirt, or pink pants. All separates.

      Secondly, no one (at least not me) is insinuating either Kaepernick or Newton are gay. They are handsome men and am glad to have them as allies. The negativity is out of control sometimes.

      Feb 18, 2014 at 9:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mezzacanadese
      mezzacanadese

      What resonates with me is that 86% of NFL players are okay with having a gay team mate. This is such good news.

      Feb 18, 2014 at 10:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JDJase
      JDJase

      I think its hilarious how some of the people calling him gay for how he dresses are the same people who went into a rage when a satirical video about “the 7 types of guys you’ll date” dared to apply stereotypes. Hypocrites much?

      Feb 18, 2014 at 11:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kangol
      Kangol

      Thank you to these straight allies. I’m very glad to see Colin Kaepernick and Cam Newton are not part of the 14% of the NFL who support homophobia.

      No mealy-mouthed words, no talking around things, both are not supporting homophobia. It’s a poison and it can and should not be tolerated.

      Feb 18, 2014 at 11:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Respect4all
      Respect4all

      @EdWoody: Normally I cringe at comments like this, but I have to admit that was my first reaction too. And those glasses too. I’m not implying anything or making any judgments; he’s very cute, but just doesn’t look like any straight football player I’ve ever seen. Maybe the NFL is changing faster than I expected.

      Feb 19, 2014 at 1:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • spencer87
      spencer87

      Colin is hot,but Cam Newton is SMOKING.Damn I want him.

      Feb 19, 2014 at 3:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • misterhollywood
      misterhollywood

      We have this video up on our site as well along with other information about Colin Kaepernick and ask visitors to vote in our poll. Is Colin Kaepernick gay or straight?

      Glad you guys posted this Queerty!

      http://www.straight-or-gay.com/colin-kaepernick/

      Feb 19, 2014 at 9:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tad
      Tad

      How cool to hear him say this…although when you’re the quarterback for the San Francisco team it would rather stupid to be homophobic, now, wouldn’t it? Love the locker room discussions, though. As a gay member of a large national fraternity, I took lots of showers with my straight brothers. Never once did I “oogle” them or even get a semi, even though many of them were HOT! So here’s the lesson. People should be held to professional standards of behavior, regardless of orientation.

      Feb 19, 2014 at 11:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • avesraggiana
      avesraggiana

      Aaron Rodgers!!!! Yoohoo!!! Over here! Are you hearing all this?!

      Feb 19, 2014 at 1:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Respect4all
      Respect4all

      @misterhollywood: This is REALLY STUPID! And a bit offensive.

      Feb 19, 2014 at 1:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Curtispsf
      Curtispsf

      Ewww! KIttyLitter…You’ve been “used” too many times. Cover up, girl.

      As to whether these two guys are straight OR gay, my response is a resounding “Who Cares ?” The struggle for equality will be over when the question of sexual orientation is irrelevant.

      Feb 19, 2014 at 4:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sebizzar
      Sebizzar

      Awesome! The more support shown the sooner boys will get over their homophobia. And I agree, if they were gay they’d make one hott couple :D

      Feb 20, 2014 at 3:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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