New Orleans Saints’ Jonathan Vilma is Worried Gay Players Will Look At Him in the Shower

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New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma appears to have some unresolved fears about gays in the locker room. When asked by NFL Network’s Andrea Kramer about potentially playing with a gay teammate, Vilma responded:

"I think he would not be accepted as much as we think he would be accepted. I don't want people to just naturally assume, oh, we're all homophobic. That's really not the case. Imagine if he's the guy next to me, and you know, I get dressed, naked, taking a shower, the whole nine, and it just so happens he looks at me, how am I supposed to respond?"

Vilma is apparently unaware that he’s been showering with gay men his whole life without much hullabaloo…

[via Outsports]

Comments

  1. shawnthesheep says

    Vilma doesn’t think he’s ever gotten naked in front of a gay man before? How incredibly naive.

  2. kdknyc says

    Why is it that the ones I wouldn’t touch with a ten-foot barge pole are the ones worried that I’ll look at their penis?

  3. Derrick from Philly says

    LOL

    If your ding dong is a decent size you have nothing worry about.

    Lord, how is he going apologize for such a stupid statement.

    And also, how many times have locker room interviews been caught on camera with naked ball players in the background? Well, not enough lately. Back in the 70s it was fabulous: naked football players, naked basketball players, naked baseball players, naked hockey players…glorious period of locker room nudity.

    Now, you can’t even see a booty.

  4. jimmy says

    Why is it any different if a gay man looks at him in the shower than if a hetero man looks at him? Is he afraid he’ll suc-cumb …?

  5. Derrick from Philly says

    @ Enchantra

    I knew you’d show up on this news story. You’d be lucky to be gang raped by a bunch of farm animals….roosters.

  6. northalabama says

    this creep can’t be serious – “…he looks at me, how am I supposed to respond?” – the same way you’ve always responded as gay guys have secretly checked you out in the locker room. smile, and say “hello”.

  7. Ken says

    His comments assume that straight men don’t want to keep tabs on who has the most impressive equipment. Now that’s naive.

  8. Joe in Ct says

    The sad part is that these guys really are clueless. They don’t realize how insecure and unmanly it makes them sound to worry about who might (or might not) be checking them out in the locker room.

  9. Marshall says

    Instead of slamming the guy, try to understand his fear. It’s not that unreasonable. He’s afraid of unwanted advances in a vulnerable situation.

    He needs education and not condemnation.

  10. AG says

    I wonder what egotists like him think will happen if a gay man sees his peepee.

    Will that make it shrink? Will it turn him gay?

    Change egotist to moron.

  11. jmartindale says

    How cute! Big, burly muscle stud is afraid someone will see his little pecker. So modest! How girly of him.

  12. Mike says

    And another “PLAY THROUGH THE CONCUSSION” football player speaks!

    (Linebacker Jonathan Vilma was suspended for the ENTIRE 2012 season for his role in his team’s pay-for-hits system . . . )

  13. says

    You got us Jonathan. It’ll be hard (no pun intended) to keep from jumping your awesomeness right there in the locker room. Forget about your junk though it’s your bunghole you better be watching out for.

    Do straight men really obsess about another man seeing their junk?

  14. Jay says

    The poor idiot is illiterate. “I don’t think he would be accepted as much as we think he would be accepted”???

  15. Paul B. says

    One look at that fat ass…two feet wide and covered with stretch marks (steroids much?)…don’t worry “Wilma”…Fred & Barney aren’t taking a second peek.

  16. Paul B. says

    One look at that fat ass…two feet wide and covered with stretch marks (steroids much?)…don’t worry “Wilma”…Fred & Barney aren’t taking a second peek.

  17. Derrick from Philly says

    @ “The poor idiot is illiterate. ”

    Wait a minute, Jay. I don’t like what he said anymore than you do, but what points to illiteracy in his speech (or writing). Are you conjuring up some stereotype…a stereotype of a homophobe? OK. What other stereotype are you bringing up?

    Last week people were calling the Seahawks’ player (last name Sherman–can’t think of his first name) illeterate bacause of his big mouth posturing. Turns out he’s an honors graduate from Stanford.

    He’s a bigot, but not illiterate.

  18. disgusted american says

    there was one time – white men didn’t want to share a shower with black men…..learn some humility..

  19. Mike Ryan says

    He is known in the locker room as “pinky”. If I had that nickname I wouldn’t want anyone looking at my … ummm … manhood (if you can even call it that)?

  20. JackFknTwist says

    @ DERRICK FROM PHILLY :

    Ha ha ha…..yeah, and George W Bush was a Law graduate from Yale.

    The jokes write themselves.

  21. Derrick from Philly says

    @ “Ha ha ha…..yeah, and George W Bush was a Law graduate from Yale.

    The jokes write themselves.”

    JACKFIKNTWIST,

    do you really believe that George W Bush was a stupid man? Maybe he was just a very good actor…like Jim Nabors.

  22. andrew says

    Jonathan, no gay man with any standards will be checking you out. Look in the mirror. See what I mean?

  23. jarago says

    If the guy has been playing sports since high school I’m sure more than one gay dude has checked out his butt by now.

  24. DERRICK FROM PHILLY says

    You guys are ALL racists, as always. Always looking to tear a brutha down. Leave him alone. He doesn’t know any better.

  25. mike says

    Seriously – Can I just say this big guy is a pussy. What’s he afraid of? That he’ll get a raging hardon!

  26. Derrick from Philly says

    @ “You guys are ALL racists, as always. Always looking to tear a brutha down. Leave him alone. He doesn’t know any better.”

    Posted by: DERRICK FROM PHILLY | Feb 5, 2014 4:44:57 PM

    Rick, I would tell you to suck my d.ck if I was a butch type homo. So, as a fem I shouid tell to eat my booty hole–except I keep it so clean that I don’t want you to contaminate it. So, you can just go to hell.

  27. idiotic says

    Seriously?

    It’s like you can’t say ANYTHING negative about someone black on this site without D from P jumpin’ yo ass to say you’re a bigot.

    Give it up Derrick, that act is lame and old. Pack that feather boa and those scratched up heels and catch the next Greyhound outta town to your next public park appearance.

  28. Abe says

    Really, Marshall? Understand his fear?

    Look at the man. He is an NFL player for Chr-st’s sake.

    Please tell me your comment is “tongue-in-cheek” pun intended.

  29. Derrick from Philly says

    @ “It’s like you can’t say ANYTHING negative about someone black on this site without D from P jumpin’ yo ass to say you’re a bigot.”

    When you return the homophobic remark with a racial slur you ARE worse than a bigot, b.tch. And I’ll you on it every time. I’ve doing it for 9 nine years. When Mr Towle tells me to stop–I will.

    Rick.

  30. Derrick from Philly says

    LOL

    Mr Vilma ISN’T illiterate–I AM.

    “and I’ll call you on it every time.”

    “I’ve been doing it for nine yeas…”

    It must be possible to retaliate against a homophobe without attacking an entire group of people whether they be Black or Russian. If you can’t then you are mentally defective.

  31. SAYTHETRUTH says

    Someone gives him the memo please, as it seems he didn’t receive it or he doesn’t know how to read it: he is ugly, he is even safer than safe from prying eyes.

  32. Nino says

    This is so stupid. The shower. Always the shower! And by the way, so you don’t mind if “straight” guys check you out naked? You just admitted as much.

  33. Kelly in AC says

    Why is it always the ugly guys who worry about a gay guy checking them out in the shower?

  34. GregV says

    “…so you don’t mind if “straight” guys check you out naked?”

    @Nino: I don’t know why that would be surprising.
    Back before I came out to all my straight friends, none of them cared about the other straight guys checking them out naked. I even remember various teammates having nicknames based on the attributes of their genitals or some party trick they would do with their penis. “You know, like “Stretch Armstrong” or “George W” for a guy who was “all bush,” etc., etc.
    I also remember a conversation, just a couple of months before I cam out, where they were saying things like: “You know, a gay guy would probably never come in here or else he’d have to always hide his erection. For them, it would be just like you or me in a room full of naked women.”

    AFTER I came out, I brought that conversation back up and explained that it ISN’T the same. Men have the same equipment as other men. We see penises every day of our lives, and it’s usually in NON-sexual situations, unlike most times that straight men see naked women.

    So his comment is a little like a Saudi man who might think that men in America must walk around with erections all day because they see women’s ankles or arms or mouths out in the open.
    My straight friends seemed to understand that pretty quickly when I explained it, and they didn’t develop any aversion to be naked around me once they knew I was gay… Maybe the angle of their wisecracks changed a little, but that was about it.

  35. CHOCOLATEBEARCUB says

    @ELWOODL

    Seriously it’s nice to know your mother raised you as a c0cksuck1ng prejudice individual. I knew someone still on TL will always respond in a racist manner.

  36. emjayay says

    Thanks for a thoughtful and interesting comment, GREGV.

    And CHAD, whose keyboard does not have shift keys or a space bar….soooo, exactly what are you doing reading halfway through a TOTALLY GAY site anyway?

    Meanwhile, this guy’s comments are the same ones heard when DADT was imposed, and again when it was going to be ended. And the reply was always the same: Guess what, you’ve been showering with gay guys your whole life.

  37. says

    Well, if you’re that concerned that scary homosexuals are going to aim their line of sight in your general direction, may I suggest that you only shower in a Hazmat suit? As a bonus, it will protect homosexuals from the toxic levels of ugly.

  38. Derrick from Philly says

    OK, these discussions always go this way. LOL

    I may owe the poster “JAY” an apology. He said that Mister Vilama was “an idiot and illiterate”. I immediately thought that JAY was giving the stereotype of the athlete (especially Black athletes) as not being able to read, write or speak. Well, I went home, opened the dictionary and looked up the definitions of “illiterate”.
    Turns out there is a definition that describes Mister Vilma’s comment. You can be illiterate if you give your opinion about a topic, and you don’t know what f.ck you’re talking about. You are ignorant on the subject. Mister Vilma is ignorant (or pretends to be) on the subject of Gay athletes in the locker room.

    If that’s the definition you were using, JAY, then I apologize.

    Gay athletes go in the locker room to wash, listen to the coach’s aftergame speech, put on their clothe,s and leave. They do NOT go in the locker room to gawk at other athletes’ “stuff”.

    Could you trust me in a locker room? Hell, no. But I’m not an athlete. I’m just a horny queen.

  39. Derrick from Philly says

    @ “Ah, the intelligence of Africans…!

    Posted by: Dan Cobb | Feb 6, 2014 10:26:09 AM

    ZOO DIRT.”

    Posted by: steve | Feb 6, 2014 10:28:41 AM

    Charles Dickens told us about people like you two over 100 years ago.

  40. Nathan says

    I think the more important question is, why would a black guy think a gay man would be interested in him? Gays dont like blacks!

  41. Austin says

    First of all, he didn’t say he would have a problem with it. He said he wasn’t sure how he would be expected to respond. After he prefaced it with stating he wants people to understand it doesn’t come a place of Homophobia.
    And it is, speaking as a hetero man myself with many many gay friends, entirely different in a locker room with guys that are naked, and being in a Locker room with guys that are naked and out of the closet. Just like you are always saying that as straight men we can’t understand what it’s like because we haven’t been through it, None of you who are gay have ever been the straight guy in a locker room who now has to de-robe in front of a gay man, REGARDLESS of how the gay guy next to you feels about it- so keep your ignorant comments to yourself. Or, don’t go spouting off about sensitivity and acceptance.
    You think coming out takes courage, and I don’t dispute that. But trust me, it takes just as much courage now days to come out and talk HONESTLY about your feelings on a subject like this. I mean honestly, imagine what all you gays would be saying if this was how a bunch of straight guys reacted to someone coming out and speaking honestly about his feelings about being a gay man in the locker room.
    Respect the fact that your being gay is not something everyone is going to be comfortable with, especially right away. Take a minute and put yourself in the shoes of your friends and families, or those guys who will share a locker room with him one day because if he can play it won’t and shouldn’t matter (Which as another issue has a lot of straight guys wonder if it doesn’t matter why are you shouting it to the world, and making it the now focal point about your football career) he will end up on a team, but take the time to respect just what its like on the other side of that information. You guys think that sensitivity and acceptance is a privilege that only swings your way?
    For starters, you jumped all over him for what you PERCEIVED (incorrectly btw) as what he was saying. That’s a whole level of ignorance into itself. Yes, gays can be guilty of ignorance and heterophobia just as easily as the other way around.
    And two, even if he WAS SAYING what you took out of context, back the F**k off. If the point of that kid coming out was to start the conversation about gay athletes in professional sports, respect the fact that there will be A TWO WAY conversation. He has every right to feel uncomfortable being naked around a gay man, especially in the sense that he’s saying he isn’t sure about the proper protocol.
    But even beyond that. Don’t act like just because you are gay you are somehow immune to being disgusting objectifying men just like the rest of us. There is one comment up there about what straight men have done to women for ages. It’s a guy thing to treat what they desire sexually like prey. Not a straight guy thing.
    Would you fault a woman for not being comfortable in a co-ed shower? And don’t give me that “it’s not the same” non sense because YOU CAN’T KNOW, YOU AREN’T STRAIGHT SO YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN THROUGH IT AND WOULDN’T KNOW HOW A STRAIGHT MAN FEELS. I mean Christ, there’s an app on smartphones that allows quick hook ups through GPS. And I applaud the innovative use of tech but you don’t see that working half so well with hetero men finding women. And it’s nothing to do with you being gay, it’s everything to do with you being MEN.
    You don’t apologize for who you are, and don’t you dare expect anyone else to apologize for who they are.
    The conversation was brought to HIM. The situation was brought to HIM. The question was asked to HIM. Not the other way around. If you don’t want honesty and acceptance to be common place in the locker room, keep yourself in the closet. Because it isn’t fair at all to put that out there and only expect the courtesy to swing one way.

  42. Anthony Johnson says

    American continues to want to shove homosexuality down our throats, they want everyone to accept this nasty sinful lifestyle. This is a trick from the devil to destroy the family. Gays bi’s, transgenders, ect…God loves you and he want to deliver you from this lifestyle..God accepts you when you want to change and follow him…