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NFL celebrating national coming out day with PSA during game broadcasts

National Coming Out Day

(CNN) — To commemorate the day, the NFL is releasing a public service announcement to support LGBTQ+ players.

The video features openly gay and bisexual former players such as Ryan O'Callaghan, Jeff Rohrer, R.K. Russell, and Wade Davis encouraging current LGBTQ+ athletes to share their stories..

The 30 second long "National Coming Out Day" PSA was released on YouTube on Saturday and has roughly 20,000 views.

The PSA begins with O'Callaghan, Rohrer, Russell and Davis collectively saying: "To all current players who are thinking of coming out, when you are ready, so are we."

Then current NFL players, including Rob Gronkowski, DeAndre Hopkins, and Calais Campbell, express their support, saying, "It takes all of us, and you deserve to be all you."

The PSA will air during game broadcasts today as a part of the NFL's "It Takes All Of Us" campaign.

NFL Executive Vice President Troy Vincent is expressing his support for LGBTQ+ players considering coming out.

"There has never been a single active player that has come out. While I'm sure I've played with LGBTQ+ players -- highly skilled, athletic and effective at their jobs -- they did not come out. But they were my teammates and part of the larger NFL family."

Troy Vincent, NFL Executive Vice President

Vincent points out that there are 1,696 current players in the NFL, saying he's committed to surviving and celebrating LGBTQ+ players through their journey.

"Anyone in the player community who may be considering coming out, know this -- I am committed to serving as a conduit to help you through that journey -- either myself, in collaboration with my teammates at the league office, or through the many organizations with whom we partner on LGBTQ+ issues. We have no way of knowing if an active NFL player would choose to come out, or what they might experience. What I do know is that I am committed to celebrate, support, and welcome them."

Troy Vincent, NFL Executive Vice President

The league also plans to have NFL Network talent wear purple for Spirit Day, Oct. 15.

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