Brendon Ayanbadejo: Players have to say they’re straight to keep draft stock (VIDEO)

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While I certainly applaud Brendon Ayanbadejo for his support for equality and tolerance, it certainly seems like the NFL has a long way to go when it comes to tolerance, given the anti-gay comments made by Chris Culliver of the San Francisco 49ers during the week before Superbowl XLVII.

4 comments to Brendon Ayanbadejo: Players have to say they’re straight to keep draft stock (VIDEO)

  • Cat Kin

    If a player is exceptional, can be bought at a fair price, and won’t scare other exceptional players away, management doesn’t care a fig about the sexual preference…on any team. The “49” mantra, however, needs a little PR and this is ALL that Culliver is doing.

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  • Rich

    @Cat. So if it’s that simple (that all that matters is talent), then the $64,000 question is, why don’t the owners just come out and say that? The fact that they haven’t about sums it up.

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    • Rich

      To sort of answer my own post, it should be noted that the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has a major presence in every locker room in all of professional sports. The pressure on a gay athlete to stay in the closet must be enormous. I will posit that it is the main reason why we haven’t seen any current athletes come out, and we probably won’t for some time.

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  • Cat Kin

    @Rich, the less said about sex, hetero or homo, in the locker room the better. I see no reason for “coming out.” That way everyone’s views are respected. This is still a democratic republic, at least so far.

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