No Jackie Robinson

Posted Saturday, May. 11, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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While I applaud the decision of longtime NBA player Jason Collins to come out as gay and live the life he wants, I’d like to make some observations:

I had no idea that Collins was still in the NBA. He’s had a marginal career at best.

It’s sad that in 2013 something like this is newsworthy. Women in sports have come out for years with little or no fanfare.

Please stop comparing Collins to Jackie Robinson. He will never face the bigotry and hatred that Robinson faced when he entered Major League Baseball.

— Michael Brooks, Everman

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