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Are American pro sports teams ready for openly gay players?

by Take Two

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NFL headshot of former player Wade Davis. National Football League

Earlier this week, during an interview with radio host Artie Lange, San Francisco 49ers Defensive Back Chris Culliver said gay teammates would not be welcomed on his team. The remarks struck a chord in a city known as the gay rights mecca of the country.

Although Culliver has since apologized, the incident rekindled the debate about whether the NFL, or any professional American sports team, is ready for an openly gay player.

We speak with Wade Davis, a former NFL cornerback who left the league in 2003 and came out in 2006. 

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