Re: Possibly 1st openly gay NFL player!
posted at 2/11/2014 8:57 AM EST
In response to mthurl's comment:
I'm not saying the guy is a hero (he didn't cure cancer), but it certainly is a new's story.
And you're right, nobody cares what straight people do off the field...it's why there are no stories about us, however people are going to care about the starting defensive end of the Patriots (or whoever) when they start showing up at the movies holding hands with another man.
Sorry, but I disagree about this being a news story. It's only a story because the media has made it that way. If the entire Missouri football team knew, and it wasn't a big deal, why is it a big deal now? Because the media said so?
We all go to work every day (except Rusty) and we work along side people we know are gay. It's just another day, and nobody cares. I have friends who are gay, co-workers that are gay, family members that are gay.....and life goes on, and it just doesn't matter who sleeps with who.
Why on Earth does the NFL or any other pro sports organization get a pass here? I've heard that the NFL locker rooms aren't ready for this. Are you kidding me? Whose problem is that? I guarantee there are 100s of gay people among pro athletes on every team in every sport in every city. Why is it a problem now? Why is sports the one one place where it's almost being accepted that the athletes can't handle this?
We have laws in place in this country so that people aren't discriminated against. Why is it being allowed in these same locker rooms that "aren't ready"? Shouldn't pro sports ban the people who can't handle it?
Once again, the media is at the root of the problem, making something a story that just isn't one. Stop reporting about a gay guy who wants to play in the NFL, and do a story about the biggots in the sport that "aren't ready". What a joke....