Charles Barkley Would Rather Have A Gay Guy Who Could Play Than A Straight Guy Who Can’t Play

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[text-box]Charles Barkley has never heard a subject that he was reluctant to speak on. So as the sports world began to chatter about Suns president Rick Welt’s admission that he is gay, Barkley also assembled a few thoughts that he could add to the chatter. He did so on WJFK (106.7 FM) in Washington.

“First of all, every player has played with gay guys. It bothers me when I hear these reporters and jocks get on TV and say: ‘Oh, no guy can come out in a team sport. These guys would go crazy.’ First of all, quit telling me what I think. I’d rather have a gay guy who can play than a straight guy who can’t play.”

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Charles Barkley: In sports, ability to play should outweigh sexual orientation (Washington Post)

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