Found May 01, 2013 on Word On The Game:
Chris Broussard took to Power 105.1 FM’s The Breakfast Club this morning to explain the comments he made on ESPN’s Outside The Lines in regards to homosexuality and his religious beliefs. The discussion on OTL began with Chris speaking on Jason Collins, the NBA player who recently revealed his sexual orientation. Watch Chris Broussard’s interview [...]
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