Linebackers Scott Fujita and Brendon Ayanbadejo, and punter Chris Kluwe have long championed gay rights, and all think NFL locker rooms could handle a gay teammate. On Thursday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell weighed in on the matter.
Scott Fujita signed a one-day contract with the New Orleans Saints on Monday before announcing his retirement in Machu Picchu, which is located in the Andes Mountains in the Urubamba Valley in Peru, South America.
Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons said on Twitter that an NFL player coming out as gay would be a 'selfish act' because the player would be 'trying to make themselves bigger than the team.' Clemons emphasized that he's not against gay players, he just thinks that players should leave their 'love life at home.'
This week, NFL Players Association president and former player Domonique Foxworth wrote a thoughtful piece in the Huffington Post about the need for the 'jocks to embrace diversity.' Sixty years ago, diversity would've been a racial question; today, it's about sexual orientation.
Legal expert Eric Macramalla digs deep into Paul Tagliabue's legal decision to vacate all player punishment in the Bountygate case and explains what it really means for the league, the players and the possibility of further litigation.