• Robert Kraft says he’d welcome openly gay players to Patriots

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated May 4, 2013
    Robert Kraft would welcome a gay player on the Patriots Kraft added that he would support a gay player on the Patriots. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is one of the most influential figures in the National Football League and has congratulated Jason Collins for becoming the first male athlete in one of the four major sports leagues to reveal that he is gay. I’ll be happy to have them here “We’re about winning, and [if] someone can come in here and help us win,” Kraft said this week, via NESN.com.  That said, we don’t believe that a gay player should come out just because it appears that plenty of people in the media and a select group of straight players seem to be almost rooting for it.  With marriage equality on a nationwide basis becoming more and more of an inevitability, and more NFL players from diverse backgrounds speaking out in support of that issue, there have been reports that one or more players in the NFL were going to come out of the closest this offseason.

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