With news of Michael Sam coming out in public fashion and having taken part in the NFL Combine this week, Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews talked about the potential of having a gay player in the locker room in an appearance Tuesday on the Boomer & Carton show on CBS Sports Network.
"We don't have a problem, and I don't think we would," said Matthews. "Because the unique thing about the NFL locker room is that, every player can attest to, is the fact that we don't see race, religion or sexual orientation. We see simply, can he help us win ball games? Can he help us on the football field?"
"I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious."