Former NFL quarterback Drew Bledsoe
thinks the NFL will “be fine” with an openly gay player.
In interviews last month with ESPN and
The New York Times, Michael Sam, a 24-year-old solid NFL
prospect, announced that he's gay. If drafted, Sam would become the
NFL's first openly gay player.
Bledsoe, 42, was asked to weigh in on
the issue during a HuffPost Live interview.
“I think it's going to be fine,”
Bledsoe said, adding that he could see himself being friends with
Sam, if they were teammates.
“My take on it is this: We live in
the greatest country ever in the history of the world and it's built
on freedom. Freedom of religion, freedom to believe and act how you
want. And anybody that doesn't respect people's individual freedoms,
those are the people I don't have time for,” Bledsoe said. “In
talking to guys that are playing now and guys that I played with,
it's a far bigger story in the media than it is with any of the guys
that are playing.”
the entire segment at HuffPost Live.)