Jeremy Brenner of Out Sports asked 18 players during last week's Pro Bowl practices in Orlando about the infamous shooting at the local Pulse nightclub, LGBT issues, and the prospect of having a gay teammate.
Fourteen replied in supportive fashion:
Seattle Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce
Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis, tight end Greg Olsen, and fullback Mike Tolbert
Green Bay Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray
Cleveland Browns left tackle Joe Thomas
Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard
New York Jets defensive end Leonard Williams
Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward
Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater
Miami Dolphins cornerback Walt Aikens
Four players declined to answer the question.
Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith and Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner offered no comment.
Oakland Raiders punter Marquette King said he doesn't pay attention to world events and only watches cartoons.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles claimed to not know what LGBT meant.
While Kelce said he would be supportive of an openly gay teammate, he also admitted he had never heard of the Pulse nightclub shooting that killed 49 people.
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