One Packer famously said that Lombardi ‘treats us all the same – like dogs.’ To the coach, there were no gay dogs or straight dogs; there were just Packers who had one goal: to play their best and win.
—Jim Buzinski, Outsports.com co-founder
Lombardi was known to be volatile and terse with players during practices and games, and he insisted on unconditional respect for everyone in his organization. Lombardi demanded “Nothing But Acceptance” from players and coaches toward all people, and he would immediately terminate a coach or release a player if that particular person insulted the sexual orientation of gay players and front office staff.[failed verification] According to Lombardi biographer and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer … Continue Reading (9 minute read)