Dec 29, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) against the San Francisco 49ers at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Larry Fitzgerald speaks out against anti-gay laws


Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald was asked to weigh in on his state’s current political controversy. Arizona governor vetoed a law that would have essentially legalized anti-gay discrimination, and Fitzgerald supports that decision.

“I didn’t think there was any chance it was going to go through,” Fitzgerald told USA Today. “I had a strong feeling it would’ve been vetoed. It’s good that it was, obviously. With the Super Bowl coming or any [event] like that, I think it just doesn’t have any place in our society. I’m happy that it’s behind us now.”

Vetoing the bill has allowed the NFL to host the Super Bowl, previously the NFL considered moving it. Fitzgerald is hoping the Cardinals can be the first team to play in a Super Bowl on their home field.

“It’s fun. It’s going to be great for our community,” Fitzgerald said. “It’ll generate some revenue for our state, and obviously, it gives us a chance to play at home, too.”

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  • michael

    Fitzgerald is nothing but class. This guy is bright, articulate, honest and one of the best receivers ever. In a sport full of bullies and big mouths with nothing to say, Fitzgerald is an incredible breath of fresh air.