Hines Ward says the NFL isn’t ready for an openly gay player

hines wardFormer Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver and current NBC Sports analyst Hines Ward doesn’t believe the NFL is ready for an openly gay player.

“I don’t think football is ready, there’s too many guys in the locker room and, you know, guys play around too much,” Ward told Erik Kuselias earlier today on NBC Sports Radio, via ProFootballTalk.com.

I honestly don’t think any sports league will ever really be “ready” for a gay player to come out of the closet.  Someone will come out sooner or later in the NFL and people will deal with it when that time comes.