Robert Griffin Supports Gay NFL Players

10:43 AM, May 23, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- This shouldn't come as a surprise at all, but Robert Griffin III recently said he would gladly accept a gay teammate in the locker room, via

Griffin said he has gay friends and wouldn't care if a player came out on his new Washington Redskins team, he remembered a sad ending to the football career of his gay former teammate.

"When he came out, he stopped playing," Griffin said. "He might have stopped playing because of the negative feedback he might have gotten from being that on the football team. So, I think that's probably why he ended up quitting."

To me, it's not a question of if, but more so a question of when a pro football player will openly come out of the closet. Nobody should have to carry around a burdening secret around their coworkers. I applaud Griffin for his comments.

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