15 March 2013

As long as there is no federal law against discrimination based on sexual orientation, and as long as the NFL continues to hold combines in places like Indianapolis (most states don't even have this kind of law), I fully expect this kind of screening to continue.

There may well be an openly gay NFL player who breaks through this array of smoke and mirrors.  Like Jackie Robinson, he will be extremely isolated in his profession.  Let's remember that it wasn't until the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that we saw black men come into professional sports in significant numbers.

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