Jason Collins Played Basketball And It Was No Big Deal

The most striking thing about Jason Collins's entrance, making him the first openly gay athlete to play in one of the four major sports, was the subdued applause. Not the cheering part; it's 2014 and fans have been ready for this for a long time. But the number of fans who sat on their hands during the brief break in… » 2/24/14 9:31am 2/24/14 9:31am

Ex-Fiancée Had No Idea Jason Collins Was Gay, Remains “Deeply Hurt”

Carolyn Moos is the former Stanford and WNBA player who dated Jason Collins for eight years, only to have him call off their engagement without explanation one month before their 2009 wedding. Back in April, after Collins told the world he was gay, Moos said she had had no idea. She's now written a piece for … » 7/08/13 5:43pm 7/08/13 5:43pm

New ESPN Ombud Finds Breezy Forgetfulness Over Broussard Fracas

Robert Lipsyte's first column as ESPN's ombudsman dissected the squirmworthy Chris Broussard-LZ Granderson showdown when Jason Collins came out. It's just as ombudsy as you like it, 3,300 words of media-ethics spinach. Lipsyte swings his prose like a lead pipe when he sees a deserving target; his reserved tone here… » 6/29/13 9:08pm 6/29/13 9:08pm

Here's Jarron Collins Wearing An "I'm The Straight One" T-Shirt

Reddit user shreaderman posted this photo of Jarron Collins, brother of Jason Collins, who came out last month. Being identical twins, he now gets mistaken for his more famous brother, which can be a hassle when trying to get through airport security, or when he just wants to go out without getting hit on. (Jarron is… » 5/16/13 9:26am 5/16/13 9:26am

ESPN Chief: We Should Have Been "More Careful With Chris Broussard"

At the network's upfront today, ESPN president John Skipper acknowledged the gross stupidity of Chris Broussard's comments on Jason Collins's coming-out day, when the NBA reporter declared gayness an abomination unto the Lord. (No, really.) ESPN shouldn't have given Broussard that platform, Skipper said, and that's… » 5/14/13 1:29pm 5/14/13 1:29pm

Why ESPN's Chris Broussard Came Out As A Bigot

Outside the Lines is supposed to be the safe haven from all the bullshit. Bob Ley likes to call the show the Switzerland of ESPN. It's the thinking man's sports program—Bristol's answer to NewsHour. Sonorous reporters intoning Serious News. An air of calm, cool reflection about the issues of the day. Even on Monday,… » 5/01/13 4:54pm 5/01/13 4:54pm