Deion Sanders: ‘Every Team I Played on There Was Someone Gay in the Locker Room’ — VIDEO


Former NFL player Deion Sanders appeared on The Arsenio Hall Show and told Arsenio that there has been at least one gay person on every (five) team he's played on, and that he feels his job is not to judge homosexuality but accept it.

Arsenio opened the conversation by asking about Michael Sam.

Said Sanders:

"I don't nor do I condemn, but I've had a friend, family members... Everyone out there, you've had someone of homosexuality in your family — and someone whose on drugs and alcohol. How can I judge them? It's up to me to give him love, to give him support, to just be there for him. So I don't condone nor I condemn. But I'm gonna love him. Everybody in the NFL is always talking about football as a family but when you have the opportunity to really extend and show them that you're a family member, this is the opportunity."

He added:

"He's not the first gay guy in the NFL! He's the first one to come out, let's get that straight. Every team I've played on, there was someone...we always knew. But he was cool. That was our boy. We had to look out for him. Every team I've played on - five different teams - there was someone gay in the locker room."