Chris Clemons Says It Would Be ‘Selfish’ For NFL Player To Be Gay
VIa HuffPo reports:
There has never been an openly gay player in the NFL, and Seattle Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons thinks it might be best if it stays that way.
In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Clemons said he didn’t think it would be a good idea for a player to come out of the closet while playing professional football, although he insisted he wasn’t homophobic.
“Who on Gods earth is this person saying he’s coming out of the closet in the NFL?” tweeted Clemons.
Speculation about the possibility of a professional football player coming out picked up this week after a report by Mike Freeman of CBS Sports.
“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,” wrote Freeman.
He added that the player believes it is “now time for someone to take this step” but is worried about the reaction of homophobic fans.
Clemons then explained that he wasn’t against playing with a gay teammate, but he thought coming out of the closet would be a “selfish act” by the player in question.
He then added:
This is the new homophobic argument- gays are selfish for foisting their lifestyle choices on us. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight!
Do you think the NFL and sports world are ready for gay players??