Fred Smoot Discusses Gay Players in NFL, Party Boat Scandal and Deflategate

June 30, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Fred Smoot, who spent nine seasons in the NFL as a cornerback for the Washington Redskins and the Minnesota Vikings, expressed some opinions Monday regarding hot-button issues in a Reddit Ask Me Anything.  
The topic of gay players in the NFL has come up often since the St. Louis Rams drafted defensive end Michael Sam in the seventh round of the 2014 draft, but Smoot made it clear that it isn't a new phenomenon by any means.
According to the AMA (warning: contains language NSFW), Smoot encountered "several" gay teammates during his time in the league, "everyone knew" they were gay, and "no one cares" about the sexual orientation of their teammates.
Smoot was also asked about the infamous "Love Boat" scandal during his time with the Vikes, which allegedly involved himself, quarterback Daunte Culpepper, offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie, running back Moe Williams and other players engaging in lewd, indecent and disorderly conduct on a party boat in 2005. Ultimatel...

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