RGIII To Gay NFL Players: Now Is The ‘Window’ To Come Out

RGIII On Gay NFL Players Now Is The 'Window' To Come OutThe possibility of an active NFL player coming out as gay remains a hot topic. Speaking on the subject, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III believes there are gay players in the league right now and thinks there’s a window of opportunity for them to make it known.

‘To each his own’

His comments on the sensitive subject were among the outtakes from a recent interview with GQ magazine, as passed along by Brendan Vaughan.

Yeah, man. I think there are [gay players] right now, and if they’re looking for a window to just come out, I mean, now is the window. My view on it is, yes, I am a Christian, but to each his own. You do what you want to do. If some Christians want to look at being gay as a sin, then thinking about other women, committing adultery—or any of those other sins that are in the Bible—those are sins, too. And God looks at all of us the same way.


‘Potential backlash’

His stance isn’t controversial by any means. In fact, it’s more of a laissez-faire approach, as he seeks to let everybody live their own lives in whatever manner they feel comfortable despite his Christian faith.

Of course, not everybody feels that way. There would be countless different opinions about a gay player in a team’s locker room, and not all of them would be positive. Griffin is just one voice of 53, albeit a very high-profile one.

And that fear of potential backlash from both teammates and other players around the league is likely one of the major reasons gay players haven’t made their personal lives publicly known.

Do you think a gay NFL player will be coming soon after RGIII’s statement? Feel free to share your thoughts and opinions with us!

Source: Tim Daniels | Bleacher Report

Image: The Atlantic Wire

Brandon Marshall: Some NFL Players Use Viagra On The Field

Brandon Marshall Some NFL Players Use Viagra On The FieldSay you’re an NFL player getting on in your career. You remember the days when you could plunge through the line 20, 30 times a game, post a dozen tackles, go all four quarters and overtime too. But now you don’t have the zip you used to. It happens to a lot of players. But all hope is not lost. If you believe Chicago’s Brandon Marshall, some players have found a way to keep that pep in their in-game step: a certain little blue pill.

‘Some crazy stuff’

During Wednesday’s Bears media availability, Marshall was asked about Adderall, the stimulant now coming under the league’s scrutiny. As Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune notes, he took the conversation in a whole new direction:

“I don’t know too much about Adderall,” he said. “I know guys, it is such a competitive league, guys try anything just to get that edge… I’ve heard of some crazy stories. I’ve heard [of] guys using like Viagra, seriously. Because the blood is supposedly thin, some crazy stuff…”


‘Gain every possible edge’

Yeah, and we have to be careful what we say here as well. To start, though … Viagra? Seriously? VIAGRA ON THE FIELD? We’ll just make two points. In theory, it’s possible to see how Viagra could get your blood all fired up, at least for tackling somebody. And in practice, it doesn’t seem like it’d be very difficult to see who’s using it, if you get our drift.

All joking aside, for a moment, Viagra’s benefits aren’t just limited to the bedroom; athletes have found that it assists in blood flow, which helps in getting oxygen around the body faster and aids in endurance. It’s been used in cycling (at this point, what drug hasn’t?) as riders try to gain every possible edge.

Do you believe these things that Brandon Marshall is saying? Which NFL players do you think could be using Viagra on the field?

Source: Yahoo Sports

Image: Bleacher Report