Russell Wilson on F&F: 'Gay Player on My Team Would Have No Effect on Me'
Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson joined Steve, Brian and Elisabeth this morning and we heard his reaction on defensive end Michael Sam, who looks set to become the first openly gay player in the league.
One lobbyist has now announced a plan to introduce a bill that would ban gay players in the NFL.
But Wilson doesn't see any problem with the NFL having players who are openly gay.
"When I step in the huddle for the Seattle Seahawks, my focus is on winning football games and our goal is one goal and that's to win the Super Bowl. And every time we step onto the field that's our mindset. So when I step into the huddle, I don't care whether my offensive lineman is white, black. If my receiver is Jewish or Christian. That has no effect on me," said Wilson.
Wilson said he doesn't believe, based on his experience with the Seahawks, that players will use the issue against Sam on the field.
Draft analysts view the former University of Missouri star as a middle or late-round selection.