Former Tennessee Titan Wade Davis, who came out as gay in after he was done playing professional football, participated as well. In addition, we also discussed the ability of all personnel, including players, to express their opinions and feelings. We look forward to continuing the dialogue with these organizations and further educating everyone associated with the NFL about the importance of respect and inclusion in the office, the locker room and on the field. The initiative will include training and counseling on gay issues, along with participation in public service announcements, putting the NHL on the forefront of LGBT rights in men's professional sports. Still, the participants in last week's NFL meeting were optimistic that the league is committed to creating a more accepting culture.
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No active NFL player has ever declared his homosexuality publicly. Many NFL players have confessed being gay football players after retirement. In , Michael Sam a college football player publicly came out as a gay football player. He plays in the defensive end and is tipped to have a bright future.
There have been 11 known gay players in NFL history
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Louis Cardinals. He was selected by the Cardinals in the fifth round of the NFL Draft , whom he was a member of for six seasons, and later spent two seasons each with the New Orleans Saints and Buffalo Bills. A three-time Pro Bowler during his Cardinals tenure, Dobler also received notoriety for frequently utilizing unsportsmanlike tactics against opponents, which he openly acknowledged. He played right offensive guard for the Cardinals from to , next to Hall-of-Famer Dan Dierdorf at right tackle. In those years, the Cardinals had solid offensive lines, especially for pass blocking; they allowed just eight sacks in all of , then a record though helped by quick releases from quarterback Jim Hart.