Poll says 86% of NFL players OK with gay teammate

An ESPN poll indicated that 86% of NFL players surveyed would accept having an openly gay teammate.


The poll was taken in light of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam coming out as a homosexual. Sam was expected to be taken in the May draft but it is not certain how the revelation will affect his draft status.

ESPN surveyed 51 players (nearly the equivalent of an NFL roster) and asked four true-false questions.

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Forty-four players (86%) indicated that a teammate’s sexual orientation did not matter to them, and 39 (76%) indicated they would be comfortable showering around a gay teammate.

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