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College athlete Jordan Rodgers has no problem with a gay teammate

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Out Sports
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January 22, 2013
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At the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl‘s Blogs With Balls event today I chatted a few minutes with Vanderbilt quarterback Jordan Rodgers. The NFL prospect has a couple claims to fame here on Outsports. For one thing, he is the younger brother of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. He also previously spoke out against a nondiscrimination policy at Vanderbilt in hopes of protecting the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. When I stopped him to chat about the potential of having a gay teammate, I wasn’t sure where he’d go with his answer. He was awesome. He said it wouldn’t matter to him one bit if a teammate of his was gay. In fact, he said he played at one point with a teammate who didn’t “identify as straight.” He said he wasn’t sure if the guy was gay or bisexual, but he said the player did not hide the fact that he was not straight and it was very well-known in the locker room. “Whether you’re gay or straight, you’re one of my boys,” Rodgers said. “Out on the football field, it doesn’t matter if you’re gay, it only matters if you perform.”