Four Gay NFL Players Considering Coming Out Together
(KTVI) – “You play to win the game!” It’s been nearly 11 years since former New York Jets coach Herman Edwards shouted these words during an NFL postgame press conference. One group of NFL players may be finally taking heed of Edwards’ advice.
Four NFL players are in talks regarding coming out publicly at the same time according to the Baltimore Sun. The solidarity between these men could help provide a victory for homosexual players struggling to come out publicly.
NFL linebacker and same-sex marriage advocate, Brendon Ayanbadejo, told the Sun if multiple players came out it would be a “major splash and take the pressure off one guy.”
Ayanbadejo, 36, played for the Baltimore Ravens during the 2012 – 2013 season. The aging player was released from the team on Thursday. Ayanbadejo went on record to dispel speculation his release was due to his personal views on gay rights.
By Veron Culley
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