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Gay player ready to come out?

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08:06 AM ET 03.26 | Whether the world of professional sports, particularly the NFL, is ready or not, the time may be coming soon. Based on interviews over the past several weeks with current and former players, I'm told that a current gay NFL player is strongly considering coming out publicly within the next few months -- and after doing so, the player would attempt to continue his career. I'm told this player feels the time is now for someone to take this step. ... This player's true concern, I'm told, is not the reaction inside an NFL locker room but outside of it. The player fears he will suffer serious harm from homophobic fans, and that is the only thing preventing him from coming out.

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March 26, 2013  08:11 AM ET

Who cares? Really.

March 26, 2013  08:16 AM ET

Is Rodger going to be the poster boy for gay NFL ?

March 26, 2013  08:16 AM ET

Roger even

March 26, 2013  08:26 AM ET

So the guy comes out...the sports writers beat it to death and two weeks later it's a non story. The shocking thing would be if there were NO gay NFL players...now that would be a story.

March 26, 2013  08:43 AM ET

What does one have to do with the other? How many gays have come out and admitted they were fans of certain teams?

Okay, the Cowboys I can understand...

March 26, 2013  08:44 AM ET

who gives a damn?

March 26, 2013  08:50 AM ET

I'm not sure this is the best thing for Romo right now...

March 26, 2013  09:00 AM ET

Probably QB or C.

March 26, 2013  09:02 AM ET

Wouldn't it be a hoot if it's Antonio Cromartie?

March 26, 2013  09:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Wouldn't it be a hoot if it's Antonio Cromartie?

Sanchez

March 26, 2013  09:11 AM ET

If this is a Tebow story masked as something else, then I am truly disappointed. As post #1 says-who cares?

March 26, 2013  09:23 AM ET

If Tebow came out of the closet I would have to have surgery to repair the damage I'd do laughing.

March 26, 2013  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Who cares? Really.

+1000. This counts as "journalism" for CBS Sports I guess. Maybe we'll get a bulletin on what kind of deoderant the top draft choices use.

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March 26, 2013  09:36 AM ET

who really cares IF There's an NFL player who is gay are the writers that slow lol

March 26, 2013  09:37 AM ET

So Roger is gay?

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March 26, 2013  09:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Sanchez

If there is a line in Vegas for this I would say you mentioned the 2 to 1 favorite.

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March 26, 2013  10:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

There's a lot of bending over in football, is this necessary?

Let us hope it's a QB or Center

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