After the clutch-the-pearls mania that followed Ayanbadejo's assertion that four active NFL players were planning to come out, plus the guessing games going on around Te'o, I wonder if having a rookie be the first wouldn't relieve some of the pressure.
The first team that does it will be cheered in some quarters and vilified in others. It just cracks me up that one of the hottest names in women's basketball came out and (as the Times put it) the world shrugged, but even a relatively unknown aspirant is a big news story.
As the campaign goes, if you can play, you can play. I'll be glad when this is the non-issue it deserves to be.