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Robert Griffin III: 'Now Is The Window' For NFL Players To Come Out

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- In late April, former Net Jason Collins became the first active male in the four major American professional sports to come out as gay.

There has been speculation that more current athletes will come out in the near future.

In March, Mike Freeman -- then of -- wrote that "a current gay NFL player is strongly considering coming out publicly within the next few months."

Then, in early April, Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo said that up to four NFL players might soon come out on the same day.

Well now we're in mid-August, and no NFL players have come out as gay.

But Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III believes that there are certainly homosexuals in the National Football League, and he's of the opinion that now is a perfect time for them to come out.

"Yeah, man, I think there are (gay players) right now, and if they're looking for a window to just come out, I mean, now is the window," the second-year sensation told GQ,

Though Griffin III is an ardent Christian, he supports his peers expressing themselves and being whoever they want to be.

"My view on it is, yes, I am a Christian, but to each his own," last year's AP Offensive Rookie of the Year told the magazine. "You do what you want to do. If some Christians want to look at being gay as a sin, then thinking about other women, committing adultery -- or any of those other sins that are in the Bible -- those are sins, too. And God looks at all of us the same way."

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