According to Black Sports Online, Andrea Kramer of the NFL Network sat down for an interview with Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma to talk about clocker room issues in the NFL. One thing that came up was how he would feel about playing with an openly gay player.
“I think that he would not be accepted as much as we think he would be accepted,” Vilma said. “I don’t want people to just naturally assume, like, ‘Oh, we’re all homophobic.’ That’s really not the case. Imagine if he’s the guy next to me and, you know, I get dressed, naked, taking a shower, the whole nine, and it just so happens he looks at me. How am I supposed to respond?”
The funny thing is that Vilma probably has a gay teammate now and doesn’t even know it.