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“Up To Four Players” In Talks To Come Out In NFL

American Football. Totally gay!

I think it [an openly gay player] will happen sooner than you think,. We’re in talks with a handful of players who are considering it. There are up to four players being talked to right now and they’re trying to be organized so they can come out on the same day together. It would make a major splash and take the pressure off one guy. It would be a monumental day if a handful or a few guys come out.

“Of course, there would be backlash. If they could share the backlash, it would be more positive. It’s cool. It’s exciting. We’re in talks with a few guys who are considering it. The NFL and organizations are already being proactive and open if a player does it and if something negative happens. We’ll see what happens.”

Brendon Ayanbadejo predicting that at least one gay player will come out during their playing career to the Baltimore Sun.

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14 Comments

  • Dionte

    It’s funny how in a sport where men wear tight pants and tackle each other while bending over, have a problem with anything gay, they get way more man on man action than I do. Even if I hadn’t been abstinent for the past 6 and a half years.

  • Dc

    enough.
    either somebody come out or just. stop. talking. about. it.

  • Caleb in SC

    Please let it be Rob Gronkowski! That man is one sexy MF.

  • yaoming

    I think it would be great if this were true. Good luck, guys, if it is.

  • alterego1980

    @Caleb in SC: I will second that!!! Swoooon….

  • MuscleModelBlog.com

    I think that multiple players coming out would be a good thing. Like they said, it would take off some of the pressure. It would also show the WORLD that gays and lesbians are everywhere…even in macho sports.

  • Kieran

    America can tolerate swishy gay men who conform to the well-worn effeminate stereotype.
    But can it accept gay NFL Football players who could easily kick their ass?
    That may play havoc with a lot of heads.

  • jackpapa

    Let the head havoc begin!!!

  • Allen D.

    I think the players, owners, etc are grossly underestimating how much of a push the gay community can bring to the table. Because of Ayanbadejo and Kluwe’s support – I have spent at least a few hundred dollars on Ravens and Vikings merchandise, and never missed a televised game.

    Let’s face it — we tend to have money, we like to shop, and we support those who support us. Actual “out” players?! I see hundreds more flying out of my wallet.

  • kennetho9322

    Once again… This is news??? Am I the only one who remembers David Kopay?

  • Allen D.

    @kennetho9322: The major difference is that these are players coming out while STILL PLAYING. Sure, come out after retirement. No risk there.

  • fredo777

    Oh, hell, yeah. I would also love a piece of Gronk. Mmph.

  • balehead

    I’ll believe it when I see it…and hopefully they won’t just come as they are in their last year of their contracts….So they keep making money as LGBT activists,(sound familiar??)…

  • DOFEK

    The fucking “Christian” don`t come out! why should I??. AdamHomo

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