Former Piston Mateen Cleaves would have 'no problem' with gay teammate

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Former Michigan State (and Flint Northern) standout, former Pistons first round pick and current Pistons analyst for Fox Sports Detroit Mateen Cleaves was recently a guest on Fox Sports Radio, and among other things, he discussed homosexuality and sports — namely whether an openly gay athlete would be accepted in a locker room. Here was his response, via Cyd Zeigler of Out Sports/SB Nation:

I’m still trying to dig up audio of the appearance, but have been unsuccessful so far. If anyone happened to hear it and wants to pass along a link in the comments, feel free.

Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander expressed similar receptive comments to CNN today.

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