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  1. Tough Talk

    Brian Phillips

    The NFL is so popular, and plays such a charged role in American culture, that it has become a large paradox. The league is a mirror of society, reflecting our difficulties with race, class, sexual orientation, and gender. But the league is also an e...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  2. Ex-player Wade Davis speaks at owners meetings about gay rights

    Former NFL player Wade Davis' speech to the owners, coaches and general managers delivered a significant message about sexual orientation in sports, commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2014
  3. Forty-four of 51 NFL players surveyed say teammates' sexual orien...

    Ben Goessling

    ESPN.com's NFL Nation and ESPN The Magazine combined on an anonymous survey that showed that while most players aren't concerned with another player's sexual orientation, it also made clear the concerns players would have.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2014
  4. Why the Cards wont draft Michael Sam

    Josh Weinfuss

    The Arizona Cardinals won't draft Missouri defensive end Michael Sam in May. And it has nothing to do with his sexual orientation. The Cardinals are stocked, if not overstocked, at outside linebacker, the position Sam will most likely have to t...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  5. Nwaneri would welcome gay teammate

    Michael DiRocco

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman Uche Nwaneri believes Michael Sam's sexual orientation will not result in problems when he finally enters an NFL locker room in May. Nwaneri said NFL players' only concern about Sam, the...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  6. Privately gay Houston Oilers not surprising

    Tania Ganguli

    HOUSTON -- Lately the discussion of gay NFL players doesn't ask if there are any, but rather centers around when a gay player would feel comfortable enough to make his sexual orientation public. It's a good shift. It indicates the dissipation of s...

    Blog | December 26, 2013
  7. NFL rookie symposium will include speakers on the issue of sexual...

    Jane McManus

    For the first time, the NFL Rookie Symposium will include speakers on the issue of sexual orientation. The league plans to have ex-players speak about the possibility of having a gay teammate, and how to talk about these issues publicly.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2013
  8. Roger Goodell memo to NFL teams stresses anti-discrimination poli...

    The NFL distributed a document to its teams Monday reiterating its anti-discrimination policy on sexual orientation.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2013
  9. NFL to reinforce anti-discrimination policy

    The NFL said Wednesday it would reinforce its policies against discrimination based on sexual orientation after discussions with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2013
  10. Report -- NFL, NY talk on sexual orientation policy

    A person familiar with talks in a private meeting with New York officials says the NFL agrees to further review its policies to avoid discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2013
  11. NFL -- No violations in scouting combine questioning

    The NFL found no specific violations in its investigation into allegations that draft prospects were improperly asked about their sexual orientation during the scouting combine in Indianapolis.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2013
  12. Roger Goodell says combine sex question 'unacceptable'

    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell calls it "unacceptable" to ask a college player at the scouting combine any questions about his sexual orientation.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2013
  13. New York Attorney General -- NFL must act on sexual orientation c...

    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman urged the NFL on Thursday to investigate whether possible draft picks were improperly asked about their sexual orientation during the league's combine, which he said would be illegal in New York.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2013
  14. Possible answer to Bengals' odd questions

    Jamison Hensley

    A team gets 15 minutes with a college prospect at the NFL combine. Some will ask players about an arrest or medical condition. One team apparently touched on sexual orientation, which is now being investigated. Cincinnati treats part of the chat l...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  15. NFL looks into combine sexual orientation questions

    The NFL on Wednesday said it would investigate a report that teams at the scouting combine asked a draft prospect about his sexual orientation.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2013
  16. Grantland staff predictions for 2013

    Grantland Staff

    Our staff's fearless predictions for 2013.

    Story | Conversation | December 27, 2012