Andrew Luck: NFL should accept gay players

Published On June 2, 2013 | By Francesca Pelletier

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck said he would have “absolutely no problem” when asked about having a gay teammate in the locker room. The 23-year-old star is the latest sports athlete to express his opinion on the gay athletes of this era.

“I hope if someone’s thinking about [coming out], that if they do come out as gay and it makes them happy and it makes their life easier, then I think they should do it,” Luck told CNN.

The subject of athletes being gay has been a controversial subject in the NFL this season.  Minnesota Vickings running back Adrian Peterson has said that even though he has gay family members that he loves and respects, he still is not “with” the whole concept of gay marriage.  On the other hand, players like Chris Kluwe and Brendon Ayanbadego have gone to great lengths to support the rights of same-sex marriage.

If that player did come out as a gay professional athlete, Luck hopes that he would be treated no differently than anyone else on the team.

“It’s the 21st century, and I know I would have absolutely no problem with it,” Luck explained to CNN. “I hope no one would treat him any differently than any straight player, no special treatment-he’s just another guy.”

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