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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