I think he is wrong mainly because all NFL players have the potential to become a huge media distraction. Vick is one good example, and this guy mentored Vick after he served his time. There are many others though who have brought media attention to themselves, some do so on a regular basis. It is the nature of being a professional athlete in a well-known league that brings media attention in itself. Extra brought on by something like being openly gay is not going to be that much compared to just being a player. People have fairly short attention spans.