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NFL Player to Announce Hes Gay. jtnc Comfirms this is not Jimmy

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It's amazing that there are as many as 150 players in the NFL every year who are gay and nobody has come out yet while playing. Heck there are thousands of former NFL players that are gay and how many have come out even after retiring.

Shows you how much it is frowned upon.

Statistically we have at least a couple gay dudes on our roster.

150? Unless the NFL is the new broadway, I think your statistic is way overblown. (No pun intended.)

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150? Unless the NFL is the new broadway, I think your statistic is way overblown. (No pun intended.)

One stat says it is estimated that 10% of the male population is predominantly gay.

Why would you assume that the NFL has less than the overall population?

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One stat says it is estimated that 10% of the male population is predominantly gay.

Why would you assume that the NFL has less than the overall population?

Most stats say 3-4%, but it depends on where you get your numbers. I had not heard 10% before. But after google search, I see that # is used a lot.

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One stat says it is estimated that 10% of the male population is predominantly gay.

Why would you assume that the NFL has less than the overall population?

Because of the stereotype associated with football, i believe it would deter most gay people from pursuing a career in the NFL bringing the percentage down from overall population.

On the other side, would you assume that the Interior Designer or Hair Stylist Professions would have an increased percentage in gay males? I would... and that doesn't make me homophobic.

That is just the law of averages...

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Because of the stereotype associated with football, i believe it would deter most gay people from pursuing a career in the NFL bringing the percentage down from overall population.

Completely disagree but it's nothing I can prove statistically.

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Completely disagree but it's nothing I can prove statistically.

I am not discounting that there isn't gay players in the league, but if I was a betting man, I would assume that the percentage is lower in the NFL than the general population.

I also have no stats to support... we can agree to disagree

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Homophobia is amazingly stupid. But the thread reminds me of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gMGp7GsJo8

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I'm just trying to figure out how their sex lives has anything to do with football.

Who cares.

Thats kind of the way I am looking at it. Maybe I should announce at my job that I am attracted to long dark haired women regardless of race? Wonder how that will go...

That's kind of short sighted. We all come out as straight whenever we go out in public with our women. We don't have to say anything because it's the norm. However, this guy has to hide it, so if he is seen out in public with his boyfriend or whatever, it becomes a big story. This is why gay people have to "come out."

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That's kind of short sided. We all come out as straight whenever we go out in public with our women. We don't have to say anything because it's the norm. However, this guy has to hide it, so if he is seen out in public with his boyfriend or whatever, it becomes a big story. This is why gay people have to "come out."

definitely was not trying to poke fun at it or nothing. I have my own thoughts on things and I will leave it at that. Sorry if I came off as short sided. Definitely wasn't on purpose

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I'm just trying to figure out how their sex lives has anything to do with football.

Who cares.

...yea, i dont care what anyones sexual preference is but a gay man in a locker full of men is comparible to you showering with the Topcats after the game...

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