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