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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:11 am
 


Title: Were NFL draft picks in New York asked if they were gay?
Category: Sports
Posted By: Strutz
Date: 2013-03-14 09:39:03


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:11 am
 


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There has never been an openly gay player in any of North America's major pro sports leagues, though a few athletes have come out after retirement.

Surprising in a way because there must be some that are. Obviously this is one profession where admission as to who one is would be difficult for the "masses" to accept?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:20 am
 


It's a manly man, share a locker room and shower, hot and sweaty full contact sport.
I think it's more difficult for the other players to accept than the masses. :(

I played in college and I don't remember if we might have had gay players on the team. There must have been but it was a lot different back then, even more taboo and hidden.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:35 am
 


raydan wrote:
It's a manly man, share a locker room and shower, hot and sweaty full contact sport.
I think it's more difficult for the other players to accept than the masses. :(

I played in college and I don't remember if we might have had gay players on the team. There must have been but it was a lot different back then, even more taboo and hidden.

I suppose so...


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:40 am
 


It's the entertainment industry. Image is everything.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:43 am
 


I think acceptance is getting better but there's still a ways to go... this story proves that. If I had to answer honestly about what would have happened to a gay player when I was young, I'd say he would have been run off the team... sad but true. Even at that age I was more accepting than the average because I had 2 gay cousins.

Did you know that there are NO openly gay NFL players in the league? 8O


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:49 am
 


raydan wrote:

Did you know that there are NO openly gay NFL players in the league? 8O


As long as the QB isn't gay, it's all good. Otherwise the snap could get a little awkward. Not that there's anything wrong with that.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:58 am
 


It's not limited the football, there are no openly gay MLB players either, and it seems, no NBA players.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:03 pm
 


Have to admit I don't really care.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:26 pm
 


No gay NHL players either. Although I have my doubts about Sean Avery.

It'll come soon enough. I expect it'll be a big deal for about a day, and then go back to pretty much normal. The guys in the lockerroom will have to change a few of their jokes and fans of other teams will call the first guy out a few names, but that'll be about the extent of it.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:54 pm
 


andyt wrote:
Have to admit I don't really care.

I have to admit that I really don't care if you don't care.


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