While the reaction to Michael Sam 's announcement that he is gay has received mostly positive response around the NFL , Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas does not think Sam's acceptance will come as easily in locker rooms as some might believe. One thing can add to the discomfort of reporters entering locker rooms is a feeling that they are invading a sacred space that belongs to players. It's the locker room code. Akil Patterson, a former offensive lineman at Maryland and wrestler on the U. Get the best of Monitor journalism in your inbox. Robber pulls knife on Family Dollar employee. All the guys interviewed didn't seem too concerned about guys checking them out.
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A car accident took Brendan's life in International Sports Court upholds proposed rule on testosterone suppressants - New York, N. Home Magazine Blogs Tapped: Gym tunnel vision sets in. We had glimpses of their way of being with one another in the NFL-commissioned report on the locker room situation. Roller-derby teams vie for cup Feb.
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With the rise in openly gay athletes participating in professional sports, many people are wondering if gay athletes are more or less prone to check out other athletes in the locker room. Rugby player Gareth Thomas of Wales spoke about being gay to a British news channel in Former NFL player comes out Professional bowl Anthony Pepe, who is openly gay and came out publicly in , said in a Facebook post that he feels lucky to be gay. Try us out on any web browser — desktop, mobile, or tablet. Previously published as:
The teams once passed out prescriptions for the painkillers Vicodin, Percocet and OxyContin like candy. The book goes on sale Jan. English Choose a language for shopping. All the guys interviewed didn't seem too concerned about guys checking them out. Gay went to the locker room with a trainer in the fourth quarter after falling awkwardly out of bounds. But another reason is due to the discomfort of being checked out by someone who could be attracted to you. So he arrived at training camp in the summer of an angry third-string backup auditioning for a new team.