Gay ex-player speaks at meetings

Updated: March 26, 2014, 4:32 PM ET
Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Former NFL player Wade Davis' speech to the owners, coaches and general managers delivered a significant message about sexual orientation in sports, commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday.

Goodell had previously met with Davis, who is gay, "and I found his message to be very important for all of us to hear."

"He was talking about (how) he's professional, he's part of the family that we all are in the NFL and he just wants to make sure that he provides ...

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