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I historic day in sports as the National Hockey League announced public support for any player who may be gay.
Whoever you war would have you believe whatever your sexual orientation.
You can be comfortable you can feel included that is the NHL commissioner Gary Bettman.
It's a move that could set a precedent for other sports including football baseball basketball.
His -- today announcing -- teaming up with an advocacy group opposing anti gay sentiments in sports.
The first major pro sports league to do so.
It comes just days after report suggested a handful of NBA I should say NFL players.
Could come out soon publicly potentially on the same -- John Roberts live in DC with -- more job.
Good leadership could open the floodgates here the goal of this partnership is from the top down professional to the house -- to make hockey and other sports more welcoming of gays and lesbians.
That you can play project which recruited players for PSAs last year.
We'll administer the -- for the NHL for bringing guest speakers in a rookie camps to offering confidential counseling to players at every level.
Patrick Berkus got -- the Philadelphia Flyers in this other famous hockey general manager Brian Burke is president of you can fly.
I'm very concerned to make sure that we do work at the high school level at the college level.
That any level I want someone who plays in a -- league hockey team in Boston to feel just as comfortable being openly gay -- on his teammates.
As a female gymnasts at a high school in Kansas does.
As the starting quarterback for Super Bowl champion NFL team does.
-- created the program in memory of his late brother Brendan who quit playing hockey because he feared his teammates would find out that he was gay.
He finally came out in 2009.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman hopes that partnership well and the need that some players feel to live secret lives.
Patrick's brother Brendan.
Who was tragically killed in a car accident.
Was one such individual who who lived his life.
Keeping some secrets which Patrick Ewing and informing you can play want to make sure.
Other people like his brother wouldn't have had to live their lives that way.
I also talked today with -- player's association president Don Fehr who said this is all pretty simple stuff what really matters is fear is whether.
You can play hockey -- John Roberts live in Washington by the way -- hosting a special this Sunday.
Fox News reporting on the government and your privacy.
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