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#1 JetsFanInDenver

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:13 PM

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http://www.baltimore...0,5781613.story

 

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Ayanbadejo, who was given recognition along with Kluwe from former
NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue at the event Thursday night, predicted
that more than one player may come out as gay during their playing
career. Ayanbadejo said the groundwork is being laid to reduce the
pressure on such a player, and said as many as four players could
conceivably come out simultaneously.


"I think it will happen sooner than you think," Ayanbadejo said.
"We're in talks with a handful of players who are considering it. There
are up to four players being talked to right now and they're trying to
be organized so they can come out on the same day together. It would
make a major splash and take the pressure off one guy. It would be a
monumental day if a handful or a few guys come out.


"Of course, there would be backlash. If they could share the
backlash, it would be more positive. It's cool. It's exciting. We're in
talks with a few guys who are considering it. The NFL and organizations
are already being proactive and open if a player does it and if
something negative happens. We'll see what happens."


Ayanbadejo said he met with NFL vice president of player engagement
Troy Vincent on Thursday and may be asked to speak to incoming players
at the annual NFL rookie symposium about being sensitive toward the LGBT
community. Nothing has been scheduled yet, though.


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#2 Stonehands

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:20 PM

Should we assume that one of them is either him or his brother?


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#3 dbatesman

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:20 PM

lulz the gay players' favorite site would definitely be Football Outsiders, amirite


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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:31 PM

Brady has to be one of the four!


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#5 T0mShane

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:35 PM

I'm a bleeding heart hippie lib, but four players coming out at one press conference would blow my mind. These times, they are a-changing.
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 02:36 PM

4 moderators here at jetnation are still waiting for the right time to come out. Keep checking


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Posted 05 April 2013 - 02:39 PM

4 moderators here at jetnation are still waiting for the right time to come out. Keep checking


The mods here are still in the closet?
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 02:40 PM

4 moderators here at jetnation are still waiting for the right time to come out. Keep checking

 

Only 4 ?


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Posted 05 April 2013 - 02:42 PM

Only 4 ?

I like Tom Shane am bad at math.


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#10 T0mShane

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 02:59 PM

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One down, three to go.
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 03:09 PM

One down, three to go.

Hah you will get your flowers  by 7 PM tonight honey.


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#12 Greenseed4

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 03:31 PM

The rose ceremony.
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#13 Thor99

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 03:53 PM

I'm a bleeding heart hippie lib

Link?


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#14 SayNoToDMC

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 04:14 PM

Ayanbadejo sure seems like an attention whore


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#15 Larz

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 04:58 PM

my god enough with the sex stuff

 

I don't care who is gay

I don't care who likes to be on top

I don't care who like em skinny or fat

 

just play football for crying out loud

 


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#16 Matt39

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 05:38 PM

Distraction to the locker room.
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#17 Matt39

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 05:39 PM

my god enough with the sex stuff

I don't care who is gay
I don't care who likes to be on top
I don't care who like em skinny or fat

just play football for crying out loud


I'm offended.


But really you couldn't be more right. Who cares.
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#18 bitonti

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 06:12 PM

I hope Tim Tebow was one of em. Peoples heads would explode. 


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#19 SayNoToDMC

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 06:12 PM

I thought Mark came out 3 years ago anyway

 

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I could care less what these players do in their free time but when your QB can't make it through a 2 hour prime time game on Thanksgiving without the urge to ram his face into another mans ass I can see how it might be a distraction


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#20 SenorGato

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 06:56 PM

I bet a dozen would come out. Maybe a million dozen. 


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Posted 05 April 2013 - 07:01 PM

4 moderators here at jetnation are still waiting for the right time to come out. Keep checking

 

Wait....what?  Is there any doubt in their status?


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Posted 05 April 2013 - 07:32 PM

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#23 SayNoToDMC

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 08:12 PM

Wait....what?  Is there any doubt in their status?

 

Obviously they're not fooling anyone but Liberace managed to win 2 liable suits claiming he wasn't gay and we all knew that guy was a knob jockey,


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Posted 05 April 2013 - 08:22 PM

the guys that come out will be media darlings for a summer time and repeated personal foul victims for 16 games. If they make it. the NFL is not an enlightened society. 


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Posted 05 April 2013 - 08:24 PM

I won't rest until every NFL player is gay.


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