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Robert Griffin III, Despite Personal Beliefs, Thinks Now Is The Time For An Out NFL Player

“If they’re looking for a window to just come out. I mean, now is the window.”

1. Washington Redskin’s quarterback Robert Griffin III shared some personal thoughts in an interview with GQ Magazine for their upcoming NFL Kick Off issue.

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2. Here is what the 23-year-old star thinks about the possibility of a gay player coming out:

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4. To see an upcoming star make such a bold statement… oh, wait.

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5. He didn’t exactly take a stance at all.

A for effort?

6. Other players have made more definitive stances on the hot topic.

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski said he would be accepting of a gay teammate:

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7. This past April, it was rumored that up to four players were planning to come out publicly.

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Sarah Karlan is the Deputy LGBT Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
Contact Sarah Karlan at sarah.karlan@buzzfeed.com.
 
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