1. GregV says

    His gay teammate would appear to be Brendan Burke, Ryan’s good friend from his 2004-2008 stint playing hockey at Miami University (in Ohio).
    There are certainly players on various teams of the NHL who are afraid to come out, and other straight players who stay silent while looking around for an example of how to be supportive. Ryan Jones’ simple statement goes a long way to making things better.

  2. Icebloo says

    Another smart man who is confident with his own sexuality.
    We really are making great strides in gay rights in the last 4 years. Hopefully 4 more years of Obama will continue the trend.


  3. Matt N says

    I think you may have adjusted his quote incorrectly. I don’t think he was saying he’s had gay teammates, he’s saying that he’s played with guys of different races, and if he were to play with a guy with a different sexual orientation, it would be a similar situation (to playing alongside one of a different race) and he would accept it in the same way.

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