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Deion Sanders

There Were Gays

On Every NFL Team I Played For

2/27/2014 6:28 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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There was AT LEAST one gay player on every single NFL team Deion Sanders played on during his career ... so says Prime Time himself.

Deion was on the "Arsenio Hall" show last night when the topic turned to Michael Sam -- the first openly gay NFL prospect.

"He's not the first gay guy in the NFL," Sanders said ... "He's the first one to come out."

"Every team I played on ... I think I played on 5 different teams ... there was someone gay in the locker room."

Deion says he and his teammates always knew who the gay players were and only judged that person based on football ability.

Sanders -- a deeply religious guy -- says he doesn't "condone nor condemn" homosexuality ... but says, "We just gotta give love."

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1.

mznicc    

Why is his girlfriend there???

137 days ago
2.

Modernliving    

That POV when it comes to gay people is always made to sound so noble. How about "I don't condone or condemn interracial marriages. Just gotta give love." Doesn't sound as noble in that context does it. But hey, I guess it's better than spewing hate so that's a step in the right direction.

137 days ago
3.

BellaJ    

"We just gotta give love." Amen Dion. Love is always the answer! ❤️

137 days ago
4.

boo boo    

I suddenly love this guy WAY more. He was so fun to watch on the field and I always loved his post-game interviews. It's refreshing to hear a fellow Christian talk about LOVE instead of HATE. Bigots don't represent all Christians. Thanks for speaking out Prime Time!

137 days ago
5.

mrmafaka    

Break it down, he says there was a gay on every team he played on, either he had sex with them, or he is coming out of the closet, since he appears to be coming out it makes sense that every team he played on had a gay, him.

137 days ago
6.

bc2tone    

The only difference is that now the NFL and NBA are trying to profit from it.. 20 years ago they probably would of forced players to hide it...

At the end of the day.. If you can play and deserve to be on the team.. That's all that matters.

137 days ago
7.

j    

Truer words never spoken, not FIRST gay player,just first out NFLer. Silly to think grown men are intimidated in locker room shower. If your a guy you have been at some point in a gym shower... with everything else going on in the world who fn cares who you like as long as you geter done. I mean really, men worried about who is in the shower... plz

137 days ago
8.

DaDa    

It's because HE was the gay player on each team he was on.

137 days ago
9.

biggbear    

If everyone had that same mentality the world would be a better place.why does what goes on inside someone else's bedroom concern so many people.Some people who live in a closet in a glass house should never emerge to throw stones then hide their hands .Mind your own damn business quit judging people that job is and has been taken for some time and there will never be a vacancy for that position!!!!

137 days ago
10.

Vote2012    

Who cares....in my opinion gays hurt their cause by all the grand announcements every time one comes out of the closet. People are getting sick of hearing this stuff everyday.

137 days ago
11.

Mr. Pukey    

And what is the common denominator? There was also a gay man in the the room when ole neon deion was by himself... Get it?

137 days ago
12.

Truth    

SHE'S HIS BEARD. #TRUTH!!

137 days ago
13.

Jon    

The fact this is news.....wait, it really isn't.

Carry on.

136 days ago

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