Actor Terry Crews at GBK’s Oscars Gift Lounge 2013 – Day 2 at Sofitel Hotel on February 23, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/WireImage)

Drawing parallels between football players and the military, actor and former NFL player Terry Crews told TMZ an openly gay NFL player would very likely face the same sort of challenges members of the Armed Forces faced before the overturn of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

The “Scary Movie 5” star also thinks the first openly gay football player in the league is likely to come sooner than later.

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