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Is the NFL ready for an Openly Gay Player

Is the NFL ready for an Openly Gay Player

Originally posted by 49time:
Kerry Rhodes denied it but this will probably tell you why no one is interested in his services



http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2013/04/kerry-rhodes-gay-lover-speaks-i-was-like-his-wife-hes-passionate-lover-photos/?pid=9075

It says clearly in the article that his teammates knew, didn't care and were even cool with the guy. And before this came out, teams weren't exactly beating his door down anyway.

The market for safeties has just been slow goings this year. I don't think it has anything to do with the whole "gay player" hysteria whipped up by the media.

Not to disrespect anyone, but you have to be really naive to think there has NEVER been an openly gay player in the league.
Most owners are old traditional white males. They are probably homophobes whom do not want the attention that an openly gay person brings to the locker room. Remember the owners. were asking players at the combine about their sexual orientations. The majority of the world still does not accept gays so we can probably assume that he caught some heat in that locker room which is why he denies being gay.
You ready for the first "official" one that could be drafted this weekend?

http://nashvillecitypaper.com/content/sports/former-mtsu-kicker-pursues-nfl-dream-oh-and-hes-gay
  • BobS
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Originally posted by JerryRice1848:
Very similar situation
1:20, then 3:10, then 4:10.

Owner forces lone pro bowl player to go on IR to cover up the "situation"
Then the NFL gets spooked and forces ESPN to pull the show after one season.
That was weak. It was a highly rated show. I believe that show was pretty accurate. The NFL said it was being portrayed in a negative light, I wonder what part of it did they claim was inaccurate? No gay closeted players, no wife beaters, no players who cheat on their wives, no players eating pain pills like candy, no one shooting steroids, no drug addicts?
Non-issue for me. Chances are you've gotten naked in front of gay men before and not even realized it.
Originally posted by SFTifoso:
Non-issue for me. Chances are you've gotten naked in front of gay men before and not even realized it.

All the time
49ers have HIGH character players for the most part and are believers in GOD from Willis to CK7 they would get Cruzified by media and some fans if they said what they really felt about this topic a reason why most of the league is quiet about its not acceptable imo.
Originally posted by SFTifoso:
Non-issue for me. Chances are you've gotten naked in front of gay men before and not even realized it.

he got one hell of a show then.
It's not the NFL but there you go. You got your gay athlete now we can go back to not caring about athlete's sex lives.
Originally posted by hawker84:
didn't say scared, i said uncomfortable.. if you're saying you as a straight man wouldn't be uncomfortable with another male that might be sexually attracted to you , showering naked next to you, then i'd have to be a little skeptical...

No. I'd say you're still operating with a 1950s mentality. You can be straight and not give a s**t. If you do give a s**t... I'm a little skeptical of your straightness.
If you're a homophobe, you're right at home in the NFL. Only NASCAR is more anti-LGBT.
Player from my celtics came out! Openly gay player in the nba! He is 34 at that. Im a straight man, and give him major props for his coming out. Imo took a lot of courage. Just to come out. Someone should not have to fear who they are. Just recently the government stopped their government forced discrimination. Dont ask dont tell.

Go celtics n GOOO NINERS
Originally posted by fan49:
Culliver got a trap question relax lol


Culliver's response to that was more an indictment of his lack of situational awareness, and maybe his intelligence quotient. The guy needs to stay away from the mic, and from twitter.
Originally posted by BobS:
Originally posted by JerryRice1848:
Very similar situation
1:20, then 3:10, then 4:10.

Owner forces lone pro bowl player to go on IR to cover up the "situation"
Then the NFL gets spooked and forces ESPN to pull the show after one season.
That was weak. It was a highly rated show. I believe that show was pretty accurate. The NFL said it was being portrayed in a negative light, I wonder what part of it did they claim was inaccurate? No gay closeted players, no wife beaters, no players who cheat on their wives, no players eating pain pills like candy, no one shooting steroids, no drug addicts?

That show was great