Robert Griffin III Discusses Playing With A Gay Teammate

Joining SB Nation at the NFLPA Rookie Premiere event in Los Angeles were our buddies from Outsports, the self-described "worldwide leader in gay sports news, commentary, photos and videos."

Over the course of the weekend, Outsports talked to over a dozen rookies and veterans about how they might react to playing with a gay teammate.

One of those rookies was Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.

Griffin remembered a high school teammate who had come out to his team in Copperas Cove, Texas.

While Griffin said he has gay friends and wouldn't care if a player came out on his new Washington Redskins team, he remembered a sad ending to the football career of his gay former teammate.

But wait, there's more.

"When he came out, he stopped playing," Griffin said. "He might have stopped playing because of the negative feedback he might have gotten from being that on the football team. So, I think that's probably why he ended up quitting."

It was from that out player that Griffin learned a gay teammate poses no threat.

"Just because they're gay doesn't mean they're hitting on you," he said.

And we ask again, how are you not rooting for this kid, if you aren't already?

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