NFL Pro With Gay Brother: A Teammate Coming Out Wouldn’t Be “Selfish”


I don’t think it would be selfish. As a heterosexual man, I can’t speak to what it must feel like to be gay in the NFL. I don’t know what somebody goes through. I imagine it’s very hard to go through. So I would support that teammate no matter what.

“I don’t think it would be a distraction. And even if it was, the NFL has distractions in every locker room. You would work through it like anything else. If somebody had a problem with a teammate being gay, they would realize very quickly that it was something they could get over.”

Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin — who has an openly gay older brother — disagreeing with Seattle Seahawks’ defensive end Chris Clemons’ assertion that a gay player coming out would be “selfish” (via USA Today).

Also, just because:


We can definitely see the family resemblance.

Photo: Connor Barwin’s Instagram

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  • viveutvivas

    Yum! Does his brother look anything like him?

  • balehead

    When it comes to equal rights..the sports heroes can bring the game!!

  • darkanser

    @viveutvivas: What I was wondering exactly…;-P

  • B Damion

    I am so over this stupid “coming out” sports edition s**t.

    Jesus! just come out or don’t come out and be over with it. Most of these sports
    guys are built grown A** men. You are an adult now. Not a little kid in high school.

    Who cares what other people think just live ya life get ya money and move the hell on with life. Life is too short for all this mess…..


    Awesome! It’s always great to see allies in sports.

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