Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 5/27/15

26 Sep 1993: Wide receiver Bill Brooks of the Buffalo Bills (left) gets tackled by Miami Dolphins defensive back Troy Vincent during a game at Rich Stadium in Orchard Park, New York. The Dolphins won the game, 22-13. Mandatory Credit: Rick Stewart /All
Former defensive back Troy Vincent said that during his 15-year NFL career he "played with six openly gay players in the locker room," though he did not offer the names, and added that the individuals were accepted by teammates without issue. Vincent, recently named executive vice president of football operations for the league, said those teammates had not publicly announced their sexual orientation but that teammates were aware. "They were players," he said. "Roommates on the road. We didn't treat them any differently. "We played together, practiced together, won football games together." Vincent made his comments at a round-table discussion in New York on Thursday between NFL officials and members of the Associated Press Sports Editors. Part of that discussion focused on Michael Sam, the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year who announced after his career at the University of Missouri in February that he was gay. After the NFL draft, Sam is expected to become the f...
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