Buffalo Bills Legend Says There Were Gay Players On The ’90s Teams
I wasn't old enough to watch the great '90s Buffalo Bills teams; most of what I know comes from watching old games and what my dad and older brother mentioned to me growing up.
The teams from the early '90s were obviously legendary, but even the late '90s teams were really good -- many believe the 1999 Bills team could have made the Super Bowl if they had just gotten past the Tennesee Titans in the Wild Card game.
One of the greatest Bills players of all time, and arguably the best pass rusher in NFL history is Bruce Smith.
Smith is all the all-time leaders in career sacks (200) and was a dominant force on the Bills teams that went to four straight Super Bowls.
Smith made headlines on Monday after telling TMZ that a gay player on the Bills '90s teams.
"We had a gay player in our locker room," Smith says ... "I think it was the mid to late 90s and I think we might have had 2 but that wasn't what we were focused on."
Smith talked about how he has a ton of respect for Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib, who came out as the first openly active gay player in the NFL last week. Smith didn't care about having gay players on the team, and it didn't bother anyone on the team.
"We were focused on winning games and each and every person that was in that locker room contributing to the goal at hand which was winning football games. None of that other stuff mattered," said Smith.
Smith added that Nassib coming out will have a big impact on the game and that players will be accepting.