The NFL Passed On Its Chance to Draft an Openly Gay Player

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As the clock wound down during the final rounds of the NFL draft on Saturday, only two kickers were chosen and 23-year-old openly gay former Middle Tennessee State placekicker Alan Gendreau was not one of them. 

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Gendreau caused a bit of a media storm heading into the draft thanks to a lengthy profile from Cyd Zeigler over at OutSports. His story got picked up by a number of outlets and he did the rounds on some of the morning television shows. ABC's Good Morning America did a nice profile on the kid:

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