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NFL Exec: I’ve Played With 6 Openly Gay Players

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Mar 27, 2014
Troy Vincent, a former National Football League defensive back who is now the organization’s executive vice president of football operations, told reporters Wednesday that he’s played with a handful of openly gay players during his career.

Gay Ex-NFL Player Speaks at Meetings

Wednesday Mar 26, 2014
Former NFL player Wade Davis’ speech to the owners, coaches and general managers delivered a significant message about sexual orientation in sports, commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday.

New Poll: 81% of MLB Ready for Out Player

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Mar 25, 2014
Just as the 2014 baseball season is about to begin, ESPN Magazine released a new poll that revealed that the majority of baseball players are ready to accept an openly gay player in Major League Baseball.

Touchdown: The NFL Saves Arizona From Itself

By Sue O’Connell | Thursday Feb 27, 2014
One can only imagine how difficult it must have been for Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer this week. Never one to embrace logic, she was presented with a bill that a logical person would simply reject.

Client Fires GOP Lobbyist for Drafting Bill to Ban Gays From the NFL

By EDGE | Wednesday Feb 26, 2014
Jack Burkman, the GOP lobbyist and Fox News commentator with plans to draft legislation banning gay athletes from playing in the NFL, has lost his first of what may be many clients upset with his homophobic comments.

Lobbyist / GOP Strategist to Draft Bill to Ban Out NFL Players

By EDGE | Tuesday Feb 25, 2014
A Washington, D.C. lobbyist, Republican strategist and former Fox News political analyst said Monday he is drafting legislation that would ban gay players from the National Football League.

Out Ex-NFL Star Roy Simmons Dies

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Feb 25, 2014
Former offensive lineman for the New York Giants and Washington Redskins, Roy Simmons, who made NFL history in 1992 for coming out as gay and later in 1997 for coming out as HIV positive, died Thursday in his New York Home. He was 57.

Maybe Michael Sam Will Fit in NFL Just Fine

By Dave Campbell | Monday Feb 24, 2014
With Michael Sam on the verge of becoming the NFL’s first openly gay player, maybe he’ll fit in the locker room just fine. This is 2014, after all. Sexual orientation isn’t as big of a deal for Sam’s generation as it was for their fathers’.

NFL Considers in-Game Penalties for Anti-Gay, Racist Slurs

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Feb 24, 2014
A rule change may be on the horizon for the NFL regarding in-game penalties for players using racially charged language or homophobic slurs.

NFL Reminds Teams to Mind Combine Questions

By Michael Marot | Wednesday Feb 19, 2014
NFL teams will spend this week’s annual scouting combine trying to get answers out of college prospects.