According to reports, a current NFL player is seriously considering coming out publicly sometime in the next few months, Mike Freeman of CBS Sports reports.

The player has not been named, but we hear that he has plans to continue to play NFL as the first openly gay athlete in American team sports history.

Freeman says:

“This player’s true concern, I’m told, is not the reaction inside an NFL locker room but outside of it. The player fears he will suffer serious harm from homophobic fans, and that is the only thing preventing him from coming out.”

CNN discussed the topic. You can watch in the below video.