Andrew Luck would accept a gay teammate
This off-season the topic of gay marriage and the possibility of a gay teammate has been a popular topic in the NFL. Outspoken pro-gay marriage punter Chris Kluwe was cut by the Minnesota Vikings this off-season. This week, Adrian Peterson said he was against gay marriage. Today, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is joining the conversation.
“I hope if someone’s thinking about [coming out], that if they do come out as gay and it makes them happy and it makes their life easier, then I think they should do it,” Colts quarterback Andrew Luck told CNN, via theindychannel.com. “My first reaction is really good for him. . . .
“It’s the 21st century, and I know I would have absolutely no problem with it. I hope no one would treat him any differently than any straight player, no special treatment — he’s just another guy.”
Luck added that he would be disappointed if there was a negative reaction to a player coming out.
“When it does come, if it does come, I’d be disappointed if there was a negative reaction,” Luck said.
It may be a while before an NFL player comes out as openly gay. Not only will the announcement cause a distraction for their team, but the player may face backlash from teammates.
However, when that day comes, Andrew Luck will be accepting of that player.