Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 10/20/14
Chris Kluwe has been an outspoken supporter of gay rights, and he has said there are gay players in the NFL. But one thing he believes would prevent gay players from coming out is the fear that such an announcement could distract a team from achieving its goals of winning. The Minnesota Vikings punter made his comments during an interview with Anita Marks on NBC Sports Radio Sunday. He was asked what would keep an athlete from coming out when he gave his answer. “It really is the attention issue,” said Kluwe. “It’s the fact that they would be the first person coming out and there would be so much media and fan attention on that player that it could risk them losing their job. “Coaches are notoriously against distractions in the locker room,” he continued. “Whenever anyone is getting a lot of attention, they tend to look at it as a bad thing because they’re worried that you’re not focusing on football. “It really comes down to the fact that coaches and the teams are just worried tha...
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