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04/19/2007


Jonathan Vilma Clarifies His Concerns About Gays Looking at Him in the Locker Room: VIDEO

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Last week, New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma gave an interview to NFL Networks' Andrea Kramer in which he expressed concern about openly gay players looking at him in the shower.

Said Vilma:

"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 appeared on CNN's AC360 last night to clarify his remarks:

"It was a poor illustration of the example I was trying to give on the context, so I do apologize for that...I was trying to explain that whenever you have change into something that's been set in stone for so long, something that's been going for so long, that change always comes with a little resistance."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

One thing that folks haven't noted is that it's not the first time Vilma has made questionable comments. In 2011 he tweeted this impromptu remark, explaining manliness:

"Grown men should NOT hav female tendencies. Period."

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