Trent Richardson and Robert Griffin III
are among a dozen NFL players who say they would support a gay
Richardson, a running back for the
Cleveland Browns, told gay sports blog Outsports.com
at the NFLPA Rookie Premiere events in Los Angeles that sexual
orientation for him was a non-issue.
“I never pay attention to it,”
Richardson said. “They do what they do. I don't have a problem
with them. As long as they're playing good football and contributing
to the team, I don't have nothing to do with that. It is what it is.
I don't have any problem with any sexuality or whatever they've got
going on. That's them. That what they want to do. That's their
In addition to saying he would support
a gay teammate, 22-year-old Washington Redskins quarterback Griffin
said he had a high school teammate who came out gay.
“When he came out, he stopped
playing,” Griffin said. “He might have stopped playing because
of the negative feedback he might have gotten from being that on the
football team. So, I think that's probably why he ended up
“Just because they're gay doesn't
mean they're hitting on you,” he added.
Other NFL players, some retired, who
said they would support a gay teammate include: Jesse Palmer, Nick
Foles, Jevon Kearse, Eddie George, Antonio Pierce, Coby Fleener,
LaMichael James, Doug Martin, T.J. Graham and Ahman Green. (A video
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