Seattle Seahawks defensive end Chris
Clemons believes a rumored gay NFL player should remain closeted.
CBS Sports earlier this month
speculated on the possibility of a gay professional football player
who is considering making his sexual orientation public.
“Based on interviews over the past
several weeks with current and former players, I'm told that a
current gay NFL player is strongly considering coming out publicly
within the next few months – and after doing so, the player would
attempt to continue his career,” wrote Mike Freeman.
“Who on Gods earth is this person
saying he's coming out of the closet in the NFL?” Clemons tweeted
When @Jack_Humphreys4 responded with
the question, “So are you against him coming out at all or because
he waited to do it in the NFL?” Clemons replied: “I'm not against
anyone but I think it's a selfish act. They just trying to make
themselves bigger than the team.”
“Locker rooms need to get over their
homophobia,” a follower replied.
“No one said anything about be a
[sic] homophobic. I just think something's should be left at home,”
Gronkowski says he would respect a gay teammate.)