in general i think the majority are comfortable with it at a level like this.
overall things have DEFINITELY changed for the better since i was a kid on this issue too.
As much as media/internet/technology has taken part in arguably bad things it is responsible for education. There may be tons of misinformation in the world but there is also a ton of facts out there two and now its easier to learn the truth and the people that are in the middle are learning more and more everyday and the people that dont want to learn simply wont.
It be awesome if he finds a homes and a team needs his current skill set and many more pro-athletes follow.