N.F.L. Hopeful Announces He Is Gay

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    Apr 23, 2013 8:23 PM GMT
    This blew up my news feed this morning. Apparently he is a big deal in DC since a lot of my friends are also friends with him. I don't think I've ever met him, but would surely jump on him given the chance...

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/24/sports/ncaafootball/nfl-hopeful-announces-he-is-gay.html?_r=3&
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    Apr 23, 2013 8:41 PM GMT
    What a hottie!

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    Apr 24, 2013 2:34 AM GMT
    I know Alan and he's a great guy first of all! Second of all, I think it is more important to emphasize that his teammates and the administration were supportive of him being gay. I think that is more telling than becoming the first gay athlete in the NFL.

    He was supported by his peers because he was a football player. Not because he was gay. Coach Stockstill (his football coach) always had his back and never let anyone say a damn word about his sexuality. That's the way it should be! It also helps the school is very gay friendly and has openly gay coaches, professors and staff members.

    The real question is... how does a team's fans deal with the situation? What if he ended up in Carolina? Would they be as accepting as a team in San Fran or NY? That is what I would be concerned about. Nonetheless, I wish Alan the best of luck! He is a great athlete, talented singer and MT's greatest place kicker in school history.
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    Apr 24, 2013 2:37 AM GMT
    raginraider12 saidI know Alan and he's a great guy first of all! Second of all, I think it is more important to emphasize that his teammates and the administration were supportive of him being gay. I think that is more telling than becoming the first gay athlete in the NFL.

    He was supported by his peers because he was a football player. Not because he was gay. Coach Stockstill (his football coach) always had his back and never let anyone say a damn word about his sexuality. That's the way it should be! It also helps the school is very gay friendly and has openly gay coaches, professors and staff members.

    The real question is... how does a team's fans deal with the situation? What if he ended up in Carolina? Would they be as accepting as a team in San Fran or NY? That is what I would be concerned about. Nonetheless, I wish Alan the best of luck! He is a great athlete, talented singer and MT's greatest place kicker in school history.


    that's some good inside info. didn't get that at all from the article or the video. *claps* not to say that he didn't say it but i didn't see any of that put in the article. one would misunderstand the video of people around him not being supportive of his sexuality period.
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    Apr 24, 2013 4:12 AM GMT
    Awesome!!