The discussion about how an openly gay player fits into the NFL environment is ongoing since Missouri defensive end Michael Sam came out. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick says it doesn’t matter and players won’t care.
“I think when he steps into that locker room everyone’s going to know that he’s there to help us win games,” Kaepernick said in an interview with Michele Steele on ESPN. “And that’s why you’re in the NFL, to help us win games. No one cares if you’re black, white, straight, gay, Christian, Jewish, whatever it may be.”
That has been the repeated sentiment for the most part and only time will tell if this is true or not. It could be that NFL players are just saying the right things knowing there is a 1/32 chance he winds upon their team.
Call me a glasses half-full guy, but I’m choosing to believe that this is actually how NFL players feel.