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Terry Crews

Gay NFL Players Have It

As Tough As Gay Soldiers

4/5/2013 6:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

040513_terry_crews_launchIf a gay NFL player is about to come out publicly ... football player-turned actor Terry Crews thinks the guy's facing a huge challenge due to what he calls ... "ultra-badass" machismo.

Terry's known for his tough guy acting roles now, but also played 7 seasons in the NFL -- and told us it's harder to come out in pro football than any other sport "because of the violent nature of it."

He added, "It's almost like the military."

As for whether the rumors of a player coming out are true -- Terry definitely has an opinion ... one that's tied to Prez Obama.

Just watch.

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1.

Dom The Mover    

Is it anybodys Business

516 days ago
2.

Kiloshi    

Got to love him!

516 days ago
3.

The Love Sponge    

I'd rather be in a locker room with mens than a iddy bitty prison cell. Soak Up The Love OOOXXX

516 days ago
4.

Cami    

Closeted gay nfl player...come out come out wherever you are! Haha why are we even discussing this? If there's a gay athlete, they will come out when THEY feel comfortable and want to. Stop forcing the issue.

516 days ago
5.

al baby    

Stupid idiot soldiers have way worse they get shot at and blowed up

516 days ago
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Liz    

I know several soldiers who were openly gay even before "don't ask don't tell" was repealed - if their commanders didn't care and they did their jobs, I don't see what the big deal is. A few homophobic generals were the real problem, not the men and women with boots on the ground.

516 days ago
7.

Carl    

He's known as much for his comedic roles as his tough guy ones (Everybody Hates Chris and Are We There Yet).

516 days ago
8.

Peter Popoff    

TMZ'S entire staff is gay therefore every other article is about a gay topic

516 days ago
9.

monique    

is he REALLY comparing chasing after a ball as dangerous and serious as being a soldier?

516 days ago
10.

ragu4u    

Gay this, gay that.................I'm sick of GAYS. Lock em all back in the closet and throw away the key. The demise of the heterosexual union will certainly take place if we don't stop the rampant advance of all types of legalized and govt. promoted perversions. (LGBT) etc.

516 days ago
11.

stu    

I don't look @ a Quarter Back & think mean & tough.
Purrty boy Tom Brady.

516 days ago
12.

Dino     

*** Is only Heterosexuals won't pay that much attention when someone is gay or not ... We won't have to ear this all the time ... Creator made all types, Black, White, Short, Tall, Fat, thin, Gay, Straight and so on. As long someone is doing their job well ... That is what should be matter not what they like to do in their lives ***

516 days ago
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C_M_0810    

Umm... "Coming out" in the NFL is COMPLETELY different then coming out in the military... NFL players (gay or straight) aren't putting their lives on the line for our freedom.

516 days ago
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Sammie    

All I can say is for a bunch of people who 'just want to be treated like everyone else,' they sure love making themselves the big headline, don't they? Gay people need to learn nobody gives a crap what they are doing or who with so we can stop with the big, freaking "coming out" headlines anytime now. Nobody cares. Get over yourselves already.

516 days ago
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Elizabeth    

Really? like in the army!! I did'nt know soldiers were millionnaires, living in luxury after and during combat. Same treatment, yeah, B*S*

516 days ago
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