Survey Says: Most NFL Players Don’t Care About a Teammate’s Sexuality
A recent survey was conducted of 51 NFL players, the same size as a regular roster of a pro team, and found that most of them could care less about a teammate's sexuality.
The survey was conducted by ESPN and found that of the 51 players surveyed, 86% of them said a teammate's sexuality does not matter to them, but were divided on whether or not a gay teammate would feel comfortable in the locker room. Here are the results:
- A player's sexual orientation matters to you. True: 7 (14%), False: 44 (86%)
- I had teammates or coaches that used homophobic slurs last season. True: 32 (63%), False: 19 (37%)
- I would shower around a gay teammate. True: 39 (76%), False: 12 (24%)
- An openly gay player would be comfortable in an NFL Locker room. True: 25 (49%), False: 21 (41%), No answer: 5 (10%)
For more on this report check it out at ESPN.com.