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JonM229
06-19-2013, 08:36 AM
NFL Rookie Symposium Will Include Speakers On The Issue of Sexual Orientation (http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9400228/nfl-rookie-symposium-include-speakers-issue-sexual-orientation)

For the first time, the NFL Rookie Symposium will include speakers on the issue of sexual orientation, the league's chief human resource's officer told ESPNNewYork.com.

The league plans to have ex-players, who they are calling ambassadors, speak about the possibility of having a gay teammate, and how to talk about these issues publicly, Robert Gulliver said Tuesday.

Gulliver said the league isn't anticipating one of its own players is on the verge of coming out, but in the wake of Jason Collins' decision to come out to Sports Illustrated in April, sports leagues are preparing players with the goal of having a harassment-free work place.

"I would not be surprised if there are more players coming out," Gulliver said.

As part of the 2011 collective bargaining agreement, the NFL has a formal policy against harassment when it comes to a player's sexual orientation. Not all players have been on message with it however.

The week before the Super Bowl, San Francisco player Chris Culliver said he wouldn't accept a gay teammate. Jim Harbaugh sat Culliver down privately afterwards and Culliver apologized. A month later, Culliver volunteered at the Trevor Project, an organization that works to prevent suicide among gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth.

Hudson Taylor, the founder of Athlete Ally, said the NFL's decision to include programming on the issue at the symposium, could help players better understand the policy, "so that these situations cease to exist."

His group is one of three that the league is consulting on the segment, GLAAD and You Can Play are the other two. Taylor noted that the NBA is doing something similar with its rookie class.

"A lot of people don't see LGBT issues as sports issues," Taylor said.

Now class, when a man and another man love each other very much...

JonM229
06-19-2013, 08:40 AM
First this, then pretty soon the NFL will allow pink accessories outside the month of October.

Since when did a sport involving a group of men piling on top of each other become gay?

jacobo
06-19-2013, 09:25 AM
grown men being sat down to be talked to about sexual orientation. that's really all that needs to be said.

PATS16N0
06-19-2013, 12:22 PM
John Waynes America died a long time ago. Now we're metro-sexual deviant America.
Nothing new.

Soviet Union + outlandish sexual deviancy = USA

Fire Arians
06-19-2013, 12:48 PM
this should be stuff talked about in elementary school, not in the nfl. you'd think grown adults already made up their mind what they want to think

ebsteelers
06-19-2013, 12:55 PM
John Waynes America died a long time ago. Now we're metro-sexual deviant America.
Nothing new.

Soviet Union + outlandish sexual deviancy = USA

http://memecrunch.com/meme/983K/tom-brady-didn-t-choose-the-ugg-life-the-ugg-life-chose-him/image.png

not that this guy had anything to do with it at all..haha

but all joke a side. those uggs are sweeett!!!!! nothing wrong with looking fresh, and having a sense of style, not everyone has to have the wrangler jeans brett favre look..


but seriously



really? these dudes are grown men, this isnt 4th grade gym class with picking on the fat kid in class. getting paid millions of dollars to play a sport, if your a fruit and cant handle being picked on. then there is always toilets that need cleaning

as someone who has played football at a higher level, i'd say 90% of the making fun and joking around in the locker room is harmless fun,,

no fun league,

ebsteelers
06-19-2013, 12:58 PM
http://www.totalprosports.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/rob-gronkowski-dance-las-vegas-super-bowl.jpg

ebsteelers
06-19-2013, 01:04 PM
i bet manti teo... will be skrimish in his seat


http://cdn.meme.li/instances/400x/33533095.jpg



http://blog.timesunion.com/hottopics/files/2013/01/teo1.jpg


could get a little sketchy in there

lloydwoodson
06-19-2013, 01:33 PM
John Waynes America died a long time ago. Now we're metro-sexual deviant America.
Nothing new.

Soviet Union + outlandish sexual deviancy = USA

I blame the Jews and their relentless attack on Christian values.