Jim Tressel says he would embrace openly gay player at Ohio State
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Ohio State coach Jim Tressel recently did an interview with Outlook Columbus, a magazine that serves the city's gay community.
Michael David Smith at Fanhouse.com carries links to the interview, during which Tressel said: "We try to tell our guys that an authentic you is the best you. That's truly what freedom means, and the beauty of living in America. People can live their beliefs."
Dan Wetzel at Yahoo has a follow-up column, in which he calls Tressel's inclusive stance on gay athletes as significant step forward for sports in general and football in particular.