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Redskins’ QB Robert Griffin: Now is the time for an openly gay NFL player

Redskins’ QB Robert Griffin: Now is the time for an openly gay NFL player

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III believes that there are gay players in the National Football League, and that now is a perfect time for them to come out.

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In a new interview appearing in GQ magazine, Griffin says that the window “is now” for an openly gay NFLer, and that “God looks at all of us the same way.”

“I think there are [gay players] right now, and if they’re looking for a window to just come out, I mean, now is the window. My view on it is, yes, I am a Christian, but to each his own. You do what you want to do.

“If some Christians want to look at being gay as a sin, then thinking about other women, committing adultery — or any of those other sins that are in the Bible — those are sins, too. And God looks at all of us the same way.”

Earlier this year, sports columnist Mike Freeman — writing for CBSSports.com — wrote that “a current gay NFL player is strongly considering coming out publicly within the next few months.”

One week later, Baltimore linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo said that up to four NFL players might soon come out on the same day.

Since those predictions, there have been no announcements among any current NFL player.

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