According to the new head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, a potential gay ball player will face bigger obstacles with fans then with teammates.

Bruce Arians, the man who ran the Indianapolis Colts last year while Colts head coach Chuck Pagano recovered from Cancer claims fans will be the main problem not fellow players.

Arians was quoted in an interview with as saying that coaches and players wouldn't be a problem but the fans could be saying " The problem would be with the fans, especially opposing fans. Some of the things that are said are over the top and out of control. I can imagine what some fans would say to an openly gay player."

The NFL supposedly has a plan in place to help assist a gay player should help be needed. In fact the NFL, as part of their rookie symposium, are starting to talk to players about players with a different sexual orientation.

Also as part of the new labor deal, their is policy written about harassment to other players based on sexual orientation.

All pro sports leagues at last report have plans in place to support a player should they choose to ask for such support. All the leagues claim they had plans in place before Jason Collins announced to the world that he was a gay athlete while still active. Collins is a free agent looking for a team to hook up with after playing for the Washington Wizards last season.

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