That's precisely the unwritten policy every gay player has adhered to in the history of the NFL.
So why does the fight over Guantánamo and waterboarding matter when Obama has adhered so closely to a Bush-era strategy?
In addition to its racial politics, the South also adhered to a very old-fashioned system of gender roles.
I wondered if they had known about the worshipful attitude that once adhered to men like themselves, and mourned its absence.
He added that last year, crunch year, had not adhered to this pattern.
This took place generally when some canonical form had not been adhered to, as on this matter the law was rightly most strict.
He adhered to Rose like a leech, and followed her about like a little dog.
He stamped on the porch and flapped his arms to remove the generous covering of snow that had adhered to him.
He continued: "You have evidently not adhered to what you undertook in this telegram."
Munroe adhered to the coalition, but his adhesion was kept a profound secret till the time came for action.
1590s, from Middle French adhérer (15c.) or directly from Latin adhaerare "to stick to" (see adherent). Originally often of persons, "to cleave to a leader, cause, party, etc." (cf. adherent, still often used in this sense). Related: Adhered; adhering.