NFL Trains Security Team in Case a Gay Player Comes Out

The NFL is preparing in case a gay player comes out of the closet, USA Today reports:

Blr_nflShould an NFL player or players come out, "Our league and team security people would be ready to monitor any kind of public reaction that might not be appropriate, including scrubbing social media" for potential threats, Aiello said. "We would assist the player in dealing with any adverse public reaction of any type, if there is any. Hopefully there wouldn't be and it would be a non-issue, which it should be."

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello also said that senior officials have met with three LGBT organizations, one of which is the You Can Play Project, which yesterday announced a groundbreaking partnership with the NHL.