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Former NFL player says he played with openly gay teammate in 70s

Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

On Sunday night, Missouri defensive end Michael Sam came out and shared with the world that he was gay ahead of the NFL draft. That means if he gets drafted and makes an NFL roster, he’d be the first openly gay player in league history.

Or maybe not? One former player says that he had an openly gay teammate when he was playing for the Houston Oilers in the 70s and no one cared. He does add that it wasn’t public knowledge.

He goes on to say that he thinks a different sector of players have it worse than openly gay players, the hardcore religious types like Tim Tebow.


Topics: Houston Oilers, Houston Texans, Tennessee Titans

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