Aaron Rodgers: I Think The NFL Is 'Getting Closer' To Welcoming A Gay Player

Greenbay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been an outspoken critic of the casual homophobia often expressed during athletic events. In a wide-ranging ESPN interview, the 33-year-old shared his thoughts on Ryan O’Callaghan, the retired New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs tackle who came out as gay in an interview with Outsports in June. “I know he had a lot of fear about it, and how he would be accepted, and how people would change around him,” Rodgers said of O’Callaghan, 34. The relative ease at which O’Callaghan opened up about his sexuality, he added, was indicative of how sports is becoming more welcoming to the idea of queer athletes.

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