Former Piston Mateen Cleaves would have ‘no problem’ with gay teammate


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.