Seattle Seahawks Star: NFL Player Coming Out Of The Closet Would Be ‘Selfish Act’

Amid reports that a current NFL player may soon come out of the closet, a defensive stalwart for one of the league’s best teams said such an announcement would be a “selfish” move.

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons on Tuesday fired off a series of tweets, some of which came in response to his Twitter followers, in which he said that a gay player coming out would represent a “selfish act” that would “immediately separate a lockerroom (sic) and divide a team.”

A Pro Bowl alternate this season, Clemons was the leader in sacks for a Seahawks team that boasted one of the league’s best defenses and advanced to the second round of the playoffs.

 h/t CBS Sports

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