Former NFL star and current free agent, Raheem Brock has said that players would feel uncomfortable with gay players in the locker room.
The statement comes following the news that Missouri defensive end, Michael Sam is gay and hopes to be first openly gay player in the league.
"Guys won't go in the shower if they know a guy's gay in there. They gonna feel uncomfortable." Explained Brock in an interview with TMZ.
"I mean I would stay at my locker and chill until he's done getting out of the shower." Continued the former Indianapolis Colts player and Super Bowl 41 winner.
Whether Brock's concerns are shared by other players who are currently on NFL teams remains to be seen but his comments echo what apparently some general managers believe.
Sam has received praise from many sectors but it still remains to be seen how an openly gay player will be received by the league as a whole.
Brock played for the Indianapolis Colts for eight years before signing with the Seattle Seahawks in 2010. He last played for an NFL team in 2011 although he has not officially retired.