View Poll Results: Would it be OK for NYDN to out a star Jets player who's gay?

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    Would it be OK for NYDN to out a star Jets player who's gay?

    I'll be curious (not bi-curious) to see what people think. Where's the line? Would it be ok to follow a closeted player and snap a picture of him kissing a guy?

    -Yes, because news outlets cover "off the field" activities of teams, it would be acceptable to out a closeted player.

    -No, a player's personal life shouldn't be fair game for the news media.
    Last edited by TheBlairThomasFumble; 01-04-2013 at 01:47 PM.

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    Do you even scan, bro?

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    I thought being gay wasn't taboo anymore.


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    Quote Originally Posted by McGinley View Post
    LMAO^.

    Now vote, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlumberKhan View Post
    Do you even scan, bro?
    Scan what? Did I miss a similar poll on the site?

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    Only if he had a tattoo of his significant other in a Sanchez jersey.

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    No because that could ruin someone's life.

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    Stop silly

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    I hate the offseason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGKIDD325 View Post
    No because that could ruin someone's life.
    Only if he plays Center..

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    For serious doe, exposing someone's sexuality isn't cool. If someone is gay and doesn't feel comfortable with the entire world knowing, what right is it of yours to out them? That's what we in the business call "being a dick".

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    Who are we talking about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinny Testaverde's Niece View Post
    Who are we talking about?
    The Dolphins.

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    If you're trying to compare this to what's happened today it's just not in the same ballpark.

    Rex knowingly put a video of him and his wife online, publicly.

    Rex knowingly put a tattoo of his naked wife wearing only a Jersey of the QB for whom he's responsible for playing time on his arm.

    One is someone's private life the other is something putting that private life in the public realm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McGinley View Post
    For serious doe, exposing someone's sexuality isn't cool. If someone is gay and doesn't feel comfortable with the entire world knowing, what right is it of yours to out them? That's what we in the business call "being a dick".
    Totally agree. It's nobody's business

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaxSuzy View Post
    Totally agree. It's nobody's business
    Is Bob Greesy and Dick Buttkus his two favorite football players?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fidelioion View Post
    If you're trying to compare this to what's happened today it's just not in the same ballpark.

    Rex knowingly put a video of him and his wife online, publicly.

    Rex knowingly put a tattoo of his naked wife wearing only a Jersey of the QB for whom he's responsible for playing time on his arm.

    One is someone's private life the other is something putting that private life in the public realm.
    I respect your view, but I can't agree.

    The videos should have nothing to do with the decision of the NYDN to send a reporter to stalk a coach and his wife and take pictures of him.

    The guy was on vacation with his family. It has nothing to do with football. It has nothing to do with sports.

    I'm sure a gay player would feel the same way, but I'm not seeing how following the guy to a club and then taking a picture with him in a compromising position would be any different than this.

    If so, hypothetically speaking, would it be ok for the Boston Herald to stalk Gronk wherever he goes in world because he tweeted a pic of himself with some cheap whore? So for the rest of his life he's got no privacy because he made a poor judgment about a photo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBlairThomasFumble View Post
    I respect your view, but I can't agree.

    The videos should have nothing to do with the decision of the NYDN to send a reporter to stalk a coach and his wife and take pictures of him.

    The guy was on vacation with his family. It has nothing to do with football. It has nothing to do with sports.

    I'm sure a gay player would feel the same way, but I'm not seeing how following the guy to a club and then taking a picture with him in a compromising position would be any different than this.

    If so, hypothetically speaking, would it be ok for the Boston Herald to stalk Gronk wherever he goes in world because he tweeted a pic of himself with some cheap whore? So for the rest of his life he's got no privacy because he made a poor judgment about a photo?
    Well, that would be a different situation. That, I suppose, would be "ok". But, if you had discovered that a player was gay via different means (such as listening in/stumbling upon a conversation) then it wouldn't be ok. I suppose it depends on the circumstances.

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