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Ryan Braun

Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun voiced his support for NBA player Jason Collins after the latter became the first openly gay player in major American sports. From MLB.com:

“I think it’s great,” added Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun. “For all of us as athletes, we should all be tolerant. Not only tolerant, but accepting. I think it’s a great thing. I think everybody should be encouraged to be comfortable and confident in who they are, and I think hopefully it’s the first step in the right direction for anybody that’s going through some of the same things that he went through. It’s definitely a step in a positive direction I think for all athletes, and hopefully for society in general.”

Now we just have to wait for someone to ask Aaron Rodgers what he thinks. You know it’s coming.