"We certainly believe, speaking for the Players Association, that we have a tremendous social and cultural impact... We definitely understand the effect that we have on society and culture, and we feel we have a responsibility to have very high standards. With something like discrimination of any kind, we just want to make sure we are a symbol for good."
September 27, 2011
All right, all you laggards in the drive for gay rights: The good, as symbolized by football, has been defined.
The NFL prohibits discrimination against players based on sexual orientation, and George Atallah, spokesman for the NFLPA, says: