I'm sure he will be tempted more if there is a public proclamation of faith, I've heard it said the adversary leaves alone those he already has.
I don't think we can say a player who is a Christian is like any other player, we hope his life is a reflection of what Jesus is conforming us all to be, I think each of us here is closer than we were a year or two ago, are we not?
I can see a scenario where a player of Christian faith might allow an interview
for a Christian youth publication, which he probably should do if Christ be exalted through our lives, and a msm source picked it up and projected it as "he or she making a big deal out of it". We are told if we deny Him before man, He will deny us before the Father.
None of us want that to happen, let alone think of how blessing and cursing extends to the 3rd and 4th generation.
Come quickly, Lord Jesus