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NFL's Jonathan Vilma Clarifies Comments On Fear Of Showering w/ A Gay Player

New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma's garnered quite a bit of controversy with his statements regarding potential openly gay players and how they'd affect the NFL locker dynamic. 

Remember, "Imagine if he's the guy next to me, and you know, I get dressed, naked, taking a shower, the whole nine, and it just so happens he looks at me, how am I supposed to respond?"

Well now he's clarifying his statement and providing some context in the wake of news that an openly gay player will most likely be arriving in the NFL very soon. Here's what Vilma had to say:

Vilma: 

"It was a poor illustration of the example I was trying to give on the context, so I do apologize for that...I was trying to explain that whenever you have change into something that's been set in stone for so long, something that's been going for so long, that change always comes with a little resistance."

What do you think of his explanation, Instincters?

 

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You can dress him up but you can't take him anywhere.....he's now out and proud representing dumb-assed homophobe jocks everywhere...I'm so proud of hIm?...

I think his explanation was well said. His original statement was most likely taken out of context and was certainly blown out of proportion. His response to a question NFL players have never had to answer before was probably a knee jerk reaction and had no time to even think of his honest response. And im also glad he stated the fact that he knows statistically speaking he has been in the locker room and showered with gay men IN THE NFL,lets face it.....WE ARE EVERYWHERE. even if we r hiding in shadows,we r still there.

I used to like J Vilma and this he was a good player and a good person.  While it is clear

he is a good looking guy here and I still think he is a good player, I now believe after 

listening to him that he is a moron and that this is simply back peddeling to cover his

stupid comments from before.     Again i say if the gay guy can play good football

and add to your teams chance of winning....GET OVER IT.....You been showering

with gay and bi- teammates for years you just didnt know it.    If you can go to work

do a good job and go home to your wife withough F*in another girl or woman, before

you go home what makes your think Michael Sam or any other gay athlete cannot  do the same.

Get over your bad self...............You maybe pretty on the outside...but that is tainted by all the ugliness on the inside.

This guy simply confirms how dumb assed some people are when it comes to sex.  Just because he has no discretion does not translate into a gay team member being as idiotically indiscreet.  And, memo to Vilma:  Guys check each other out.  That don't mean nuthin.  They aren't gonna grab your winkie.  You have unresolved issues, man.  Time to check in at the local therapist's.

Whether he's good looking (as though that can be even be objectively evaluated - I, for one, have never understood why people find Brad Pitt or James Franco attractive...) is irrelevant to the point.

What makes those football players think that anyone even wants to look at them naked??  We aren't all about sex! 

Good explanation. Besides, Vilma is good looking so his "I am not that good looking" is kind of oh, bitch plhease. :P 

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