Originally written on Total Sports Blog  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Jason Collins has put himself in the brightest spotlight of his career. He recently came out and said that he is homosexual, which makes him the first active athlete in all of the four main professional sports to come out as gay. As the days have gone on, discussions have come up that compared similarities between Jason Collins and Jackie Robinson as innovators in sports. In my opinion, we need to take some time before we compare Collins to Robinson. Jackie Robinson went through torture and hell to make a mark in baseball. The chance of African-Americans playing Major League Baseball was on his shoulders. With the amount of pressure he dealt with on a daily basis cannot be compared to anyone else. What he did for the expansion of baseball and sports cannot be put into words. The fact that he battled, ignored the racist remarks and treatments, and at the same time put up hall of fame numbers, is the reason why he is glorified today. Now, Jason Collins has to let his career play out b...
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