Kicker Alan Gendreau seeks to land NF...

Kicker Alan Gendreau seeks to land NFL tryout, would be first openly gay player

There are 24 comments on the sports.yahoo.com story from Apr 24, 2013, titled Kicker Alan Gendreau seeks to land NFL tryout, would be first openly gay player. In it, sports.yahoo.com reports that:

As the worlds of the NFL and gay awareness grow ever closer, there's the possibility (expectation?) that an NFL player will come out of the closet. But here's a different turn on that possibility: an openly gay player coming into the NFL.

Alan Gendreau is a former kicker for Middle Tennessee State, where he played with high distinction from 2008 to 2011. He was the leading scorer in Sun Belt Conference history, with 295 points over his career. He's also openly gay, and has been since age 15. And in what would be a groundbreaking move, he's hoping to play in the NFL.

Gendreau wasn't drafted last year, but then very few kickers are. He didn't catch on with any NFL team last year, but hopes to make a team this year. And considering the fact that kickers are more disposable than paper napkins, he has half a chance.

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“Just Call It Marriage Now”

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#2 Apr 24, 2013
This player should be judged on his ability to play and not his personal life.
Sgt Common Sense

Denver, CO

#4 Apr 24, 2013
Nothing wrong with some self promotion. Good luck young man!

“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES”

Since: Aug 08

MUST BEGIN WITH A SINGLE STEP!

#5 Apr 24, 2013
NOT who they "Sleep" with!!!

“Just Call It Marriage Now”

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#6 Apr 24, 2013
This player should be judged on his ability to play and not who he sleeps with.

“Just Call It Marriage Now”

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#7 Apr 24, 2013
If we look like fools, it is because these words caused Topix to flag and remove my wife's post and we were trying to find out just what was so non-polite about her post that it would be removed.

“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES”

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MUST BEGIN WITH A SINGLE STEP!

#8 Apr 24, 2013
NOT SURE WHAT TOPIX'S ISSUE WAS WITH THE WORDS "SLEEP", but somehow when I posted that this player should be graded on their ability and not who they "SLEEP" with.....I got a be polite warning and my first post was removed.......so, the posts that have been made were to see what the hell was going on.

Sorry and thanks for the silliness of our posts!!!

“Just Call It Marriage Now”

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#9 Apr 24, 2013
this player should be graded

“ WOOF ! ”

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Coolidge, AZ

#10 Apr 24, 2013
A good NFL kicker scores more career points than any other position on the team.

“Just Call It Marriage Now”

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#11 Apr 24, 2013
I wonder if my last post will be removed? Me thinks the "g" word in it may have triggered it.

“Just Call It Marriage Now”

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#13 Apr 24, 2013
graded

“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES”

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MUST BEGIN WITH A SINGLE STEP!

#14 Apr 24, 2013
Topix MUST be homophobic if it has an issue with words like "GRADED", "RATED" and "SLEEP" in the same post!!!

“Just Call It Marriage Now”

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#15 Apr 24, 2013
rated

“Just Call It Marriage Now”

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#16 Apr 24, 2013
field goals

“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES”

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MUST BEGIN WITH A SINGLE STEP!

#17 Apr 24, 2013
This player should be graded on their ability to make field goals and help a team win games, not who they sleep with......PERIOD!!!

“Just Call It Marriage Now”

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#18 Apr 24, 2013
I GOT IT!!!!!! I GOT IT!!!!!!

The word that caused my wife's posts to be removed is the tenth word in her first, third and twelth posts. It begins with a letter "K".

THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!

“Just Call It Marriage Now”

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#21 Apr 24, 2013
ok...now they are just playing cat and mouse with us.

“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES”

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MUST BEGIN WITH A SINGLE STEP!

#25 Apr 24, 2013
NorCal Native wrote:
This player should be graded on their ability to make field goals and help a team win games, not who they sleep with......PERIOD!!!
This post is pretty much the same as post#1, 3 and 12......but changed the word that started with a "K" to make.......now the "K" word can't be posted but the word kicker can........really?

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#27 Apr 24, 2013
Mrs-Whitewater wrote:
ok...now they are just playing cat and mouse with us.
well you two made your point clear at least!

LOL.

Sorry you had so much trouble. Glad you like the story.

Big Hugs

“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES”

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#28 Apr 24, 2013
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>well you two made your point clear at least!
LOL.
Sorry you had so much trouble. Glad you like the story.
Big Hugs
The word topix didn't like is K!CK.......and no matter how we tried except in this format......the post got removed!!!

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

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#29 Apr 24, 2013
NorCal Native wrote:
<quoted text>
The word topix didn't like is K!CK.......and no matter how we tried except in this format......the post got removed!!!
That is eerie. When I first saw this story and was posting it I was waiting for some troll to say something homophobic because the guy is a place kicker.

TOPIX is definitely getting overly reactive.

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