Originally posted by Youngone:
Seriously though, why do we need to avoid the issue? Like football is some sacred place and football players are fragile and need to be shielded from reality. NFL players need to grow and become tolerant just like everyone else. Coddled athletes are already immature enough, they need to grow up and stop acting like children.
Why do we even need to address the issue?
It's only being made an issue because the media is making it out to be one and they want to use it because they know it's going to create controversy thus ratings and page hits.
There is nothing stopping a player from coming and saying he's gay and ironically it's the media whose trying to champion the gay agenda that's the biggest stumbling block to an openly gay player.
Because a gay player wants what every other guy who plays football or any sport for that matter and that's money and to just play the sport. They know if they come out it the focus will be more on the fact that they are gay and not the fact they are just a guy trying to play football. So these guys don't want to champion the cause because it will mess up the good thing they got going.
So the only way it's not going to be an issue if it's not made an issue.