DETROIT (CBS Detroit) One of the newest Lions’ players, Glover Quin, was the latest to take up the gay player discussion, saying out-and-proud Jason Collins should just be himself.
“Obviously, you don’t want anybody to have to live in fear of who they are. You are who you are, and you should just be proud of who you are,” he said. “I don’t get caught up in how people live their life on the field, off the field. When I go to Allen Park … I go there to do my job … I don’t go there to judge people for how they live off the field. As long as they go to work and do their job, it’s not for me to judge.”
Quin is a new face in town, but most fans would take him over flashier Reggie Bush, 97.1 The Ticket’s Mike Stone said during an interview with Quin. How does that feel?
“Oh man, you know, I understand, obviously you want to feel like you have the respect around the league, people know who you are,” Quin said. “Obviously, Reggie Bush is a great player, he’s a great name in the league, very well-known, very well-respected in this league, you can’t go wrong with either one.”
On Louis Delmas, he said,”Obviously if you have two interchangeable safeties that both can do the same job, it makes the defense more flexible, to do more things … It makes it a little more tougher to figure out what’s going on when both guys can do both jobs. It’s going to be a good part of our defense. And hopefully, we both can stay healthy the whole year and build a great chemistry.”
Does he trash talk? “I don’t really talk that much … I pretty much let my play do the talking,” Quin said. “Too much energy gets caught up in the talking, ah, jeez. That takes a lot.”
On the personal side, Quin described himself as “chill, laid-back, family guy,” saying, “I try to spend more time reading and gain as much knowledge as I can.”
After football’s over, he said he hopes to become a broadcaster.