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Many of the NFL’s biggest stars are gay

Brendon Ayanbadejo

Brendon Ayanbadejo AP Photo

Some of the most famous players currently playing in the NFL are gay, according to former player and LGBTQ rights advocate Brendon Ayanbadejo.

Related: LGBT ally Brendon Ayanbadejo released from Baltimore Ravens

Recent comments that Ayanbadejo made to TMZ confirm that some of the league’s most recognizable names are waiting for the right moment to come out.

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Ayanbadejo says gay NFL superstars are “already here, we just don’t know who they are. They’re already amongst us.”

Just last month, gay NFL reporter Chris Hine came out in order to call out the antigay culture he’s observed while working closely with the NFL.

He argued that the professional adults in the room set a tone that trickles down to college, high school — even junior high school campuses.

NFL draft analyst and radio host Benjamin Allbright Tweeted in July of last year:

See Ayanbadejo’s interview, in which he also says he supports teams boycotting states with antigay laws, below:

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