Robert Kraft On Openly Gay Player: Patriots’ Locker Room Would Be ‘The Most Supportive System’

February 10, 2014 8:10 PM
Robert Kraft On Openly Gay Player: Patriots’ Locker Room Would Be ‘The Most Supportive System’
" BOSTON (CBS) — The big story in the sports world on Monday is former Missouri football player Michael Sam, an NFL prospect who announced on Sunday night that he is gay.

The news has spurred debate in the football community, with some scouts speaking anonymously to reporters and saying the league is not ready to handle an openly gay player.

Yet Patriots owner Robert Kraft, speaking with the Boston Herald’s Steve Buckley, doesn’t share any such concerns.

“If a player were gay and came into this locker room, it would be the most supportive system,” Kraft told Buckley. “He’d gain strength by being in here. And it wouldn’t be divisive and he’d make friends for life and they could help him win "

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