Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe on Wednesday gave his advice to a supposedly gay NFL player considering coming out.

Last week, CBS Sports reported that a gay professional football player was considering making his sexual orientation public.

Appearing on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360, Kluwe, a strong supporter of LGBT rights, told host Anderson Cooper that “in the end” an openly gay player would be “fine.”

“I think there would be support in the locker room,” Kluwe said. “There would probably be a couple of guys who wouldn't get it, but that's just like society at large. You know, there are people who will never get it. You pretty much just have to wait for them to grow old and die off. I think the players would be okay with it. The fans would probably take a little while to come around to it. But at the end of the day, I think it would be fine.”

On that rumored coming out, Kluwe advised: “Just stay true to yourself and realize that you have allies within the league and outside of the league. Like I said earlier, there are always going to be people who don't get it but more and more people are getting it and realizing that this is a matter of being free to live your own life without the oppression of someone else.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)