• Sexuality a topic at NFL's Rookie Symposium

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Jun 18, 2013
    I hope to follow up with him regarding his role at the symposium. The ESPN report says this will be the first time that sexual orientation has been addressed at the symposium, but that is not correct: At the 2006 symposium, openly gay ex-NFL player Esera Tuaolo spoke. The symposium in Aurora, Ohio aims to emphasize "legacy, tradition of character and leadership, as well as social and professional responsibility" to NFL rookies, according to the league. Robert Gulliver, the NFL's chief human resource officer, said the league isn't anticipating one of its own players is on the verge of coming out, but in the wake of Jason Collins' decision to come out to Sports Illustrated in April, sports leagues are preparing players with the goal of having a harassment-free work place.
    Source: ESPN.com
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