In 2012, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III took the city of Washington, D.C. and the NFL by storm by leading the Redskins back to relevancy and the playoffs before going down with an an ACL injury. In 2013 RG3 wants to get back on the field and he is very opinionated and open about the game he loves. As reported by CBS Sports on August 13, RG3 speaks out on an issue that has been a hot topic in the NFL, gay players and their acceptance in the league.
There have been quite a few players who have spoken out for and against gay players in the NFL. There are some who feel there are players who are ready to come out and that it is just a matter of time. In an interview with GQ’s Brendan Vaughan, RG3 shares those sentiments.
“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.”
The support will definitely be there from fellow players and the NFL. Back in May, after NBA player Jason Collins came out as the first active player to come out in one of the four major northern American sports, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell spoke out and said that the NFL will accept a gay NFL player and the league will promote tolerance and acceptance. RGIII echoes those sentiments and feels players should be valued for who they are and not what they do in their personal lives.
“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.”