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Retired NFL Receiver Donte Stallworth Destroys Argument Against Gay Players On Twitter

Retired NFL Receiver Donte Stallworth Destroys Argument Against Gay Players On Twitter

If your team can’t handle the media coverage that comes with having a gay player in your ranks, then your team probably sucks already.

That’s the message from Donte Stallworth on Twitter.

The wide receiver, who starred for a number of teams in his career including the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots, has unloaded a barrel-load of support for openly-gay Missouri footballer Michael Sam.

By Connor Boylan – @connor_boylan

Stallworth posted a series of tweets in response to the argument – floated by former NFL coach Herm Edwards – that intense media pressure could discourage teams from drafting gay players.

The receiver, who also played for the Baltimore Ravens, made no mistake in getting his point across on the matter.

Stallworth tweeted:

Stallworth continued by reflecting on his own time as an NFL player.

If drafted as projected, Michael Sam will become the first openly gay player in the NFL.


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