Former NFL defensive lineman Tony Casillas, who announced the Cowboys’ second-round pick during this past weekend’s draft, has added his two cents regarding the ongoing debate and discussion regarding gay players in the NFL.
“I know I played with homosexual players,” Casillas told New School on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas.
Casillas, a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, believes that the recent decision from NBA center Jason Collins to acknowledge his orientation could have a “domino effect” in sports. While Casillas named no names, his comments suggested that players in the 1990s knew and didn’t care about other players being gay.
Casillas also thinks that a gay player who comes out could see his own performance improve, because it will result in a “weight that’s lifted off his shoulders.”
He explained multiple times that it’s just no big deal. “There’s a lot more dysfunctional things that go on in that locker room than a guy being gay,” Casillas said.
Given that Casillas played for the notorious 1990s Cowboys, whom Casillas said in February used horse steroids, it’s difficult to disagree with him.