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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“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES”

Since: Aug 08

MUST BEGIN WITH A SINGLE STEP!

#30 Apr 24, 2013
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>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.
I was a bit shocked when the red be polite/profanity warning popped up......I was like what the hell, there's nothing in my post that was either impolite nor nasty and I wasn't responding to anyone......it took a few posts to realize it was K!CK that did it.......and especially when the article was about a Place Kicker.......funny how things get into their auto-filter!!!

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#32 Apr 24, 2013
NorCal Native wrote:
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I was a bit shocked when the red be polite/profanity warning popped up......I was like what the hell, there's nothing in my post that was either impolite nor nasty and I wasn't responding to anyone......it took a few posts to realize it was K!CK that did it.......and especially when the article was about a Place Kicker.......funny how things get into their auto-filter!!!
I remember reading an article awhile back where a woman established web access with her local cable internet service provider after moving to a new residence. But when she did so, she suddenly could not get email. The article stated that after a lengthy investigation of the problem, it was determined that the filters were rejecting her email because of her real name. She coincidentally had the same name as a famous actress, "Gay Hamilton".

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#33 Apr 25, 2013
I know there's an African country, the name of which begins with the letter N that will get your posts automatically deleted, but kicker?

“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES”

Since: Aug 08

MUST BEGIN WITH A SINGLE STEP!

#34 Apr 25, 2013
Rick in Kansas wrote:
I know there's an African country, the name of which begins with the letter N that will get your posts automatically deleted, but kicker?
Now you see why I was surprised to get the warning.......so, in the future just remember to write k!ck like this......otherwise the real way will get your posts removed......silly when so many other things get by.......lol!!!

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