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Indianapolis Colts Players Support Gays in NFL, Jason Collins: VIDEO

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The Indianapolis Star stepped into the locker room of the Colts to see how they felt about Jason Collins' coming out and what it would be like if a similar thing happened in the NFL.

The players they talked to — Pat McAfee, Reggie Wayne, Cory Redding, T.Y. Hilton, and Greg Toler were unanimous in their opinions — it's a good thing, they'd have a gay player's back, and they're happy for Jason Collins.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

It wasn't so long ago that the Colts' image among gays was tarnished by then coach Tony Dungy, who was repeatedly involved in fundraisers for anti-gay groups. So this is great to see.

Said McAfee (above): “I think it’s a generational thing. Our locker room, a younger generation, is very much more accepting because we’ve been around more gay people. In the recent years, gay folks have been much more open. A lot of us have gay friends and we kind of understand that they’re just like us, they’re just interested in different things.”

Toler

Reggie Wayne, Cory Redding, T.Y. Hilton, Greg Toler talk about Jason Collins' coming out:

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  1. Awesome. This is great news for any gay or non gay, but supportive Colts fans.

    Posted by: Tom | May 2, 2013 9:58:40 AM


  2. Shocked! Wow, this is great, my hometown players are making me proud! :-)

    Posted by: johnny | May 2, 2013 10:09:23 AM


  3. So brilliant. The world has changed, young men think differently, this is really good.

    Posted by: Matt26 | May 2, 2013 10:10:33 AM


  4. Tony Dungy is a MONSTER so this is especially wonderful to see.

    Posted by: MARCUS BACHMANN | May 2, 2013 10:20:14 AM


  5. I love how that last guy says "homosexshiality."

    Posted by: brian | May 2, 2013 10:29:07 AM


  6. Never heard of McAfee before, but a quick Google image search revealed some pretty epic hair styles.

    Posted by: kirkyo | May 2, 2013 10:36:22 AM


  7. I am a part of the local Pride organization, and Pat McAfee has been a big supporter. A couple of years ago, he even participated in a drag softball game during Pride Week, and yes, he was in a dress. He's great.... and not bad to look at either. ;-)

    Posted by: Nick | May 2, 2013 12:33:25 PM


  8. Great responses. The reality is, whether or not these guys disagree/accept homosexuality or not, for most athletes, they'll overlook it because they ultimately care about winning games first and foremost. Great job from these Colts players. Pat McAfee has made quite a few pro-gay comments on his twitter.

    Posted by: Francis #1 | May 2, 2013 1:04:25 PM


  9. Marcus shut the phuck up.....still reeling from the election?

    Posted by: Chris DaChocolatebearcub | May 3, 2013 1:59:45 AM


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