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Draft Rumors: La’El Collins, Randy Gregory, Eagles, & Falcons

La’El Collins Jason Cole reports that whether to allow LSU OL La’el Collins to pull out of the draft pool is being considered by executives at the top of the NFL food chain. A league source tells Charles Robinson that he doesn’t think the NFL will allow Collins to enter the supplemental draft. According to Robinson, there is ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Collins proud of NCAA for speaking out against Indiana law

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Jason Collins says he is proud of the NCAA's ''bold'' leadership against Indiana's religious objections law, and the association should avoid putting future Final Fours in states that do not protect the rights of gays and lesbians. Collins, the first openly gay NBA player, spoke at a news conference in Indianapolis on Saturday with representatives from gay rights...
Via AP on Fox
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Jason Collins to join Yahoo Sports as basketball analyst

Yahoo Sports has announced it has hired former NBA player Jason Collins as a basketball analyst. Collins, who became the first active NBA player to announce he was gay following the 2012-13 season, will provide studio analysis for the upcoming men's NCAA tournament and the NBA, Yahoo Sports announced Monday. Collins will make his debut on Yahoo Sports' Tourney Bracket Live show on...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Jason Collins joining Yahoo as basketball analyst

Yahoo has hired Jason Collins, the first openly gay active athlete in any of America’s four major sports, as a college basketball and NBA analyst. Collins retired last November, and this is his first job in sports since his retirement. With Yahoo, he’s expected to provide original video content, and will make his debut on Sunday’s “Tourney Bracket Live” special at 7:30...
Via Awful Announcing
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Jason Collins to announce his retirement from the NBA at tonight's Nets-Bucks game in Brooklyn

In a column he wrote for Sports Illustrated and SI.com, Jason Collins stated that he plans to officially announce his retirement from the NBA this evening:On Wednesday at the Barclays Center, I plan to announce my retirement as an NBA player. The day will be especially meaningful for me because the Nets will be playing the Bucks, who are coached by Jason Kidd, my former teammate...
Via Celtics Life
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Collins, NBA's first openly gay player, to retire

  Having made history, Jason Collins is calling it quits from the NBA and moving on to the next chapter of his life.   Collins, the first openly gay male athlete in a major American team sport, has announced his retirement. Writing for Sports Illustrated, Collins said he would make his announcement official Wednesday at the Barclays Center, home of the Brooklyn Nets...
Via NESN.com
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Collins announces retirement 18 months after coming out

Jason Collins, the first publicly gay athlete to play in any of the four major North American team sports, announced his retirement in Sports Illustrated on Wednesday. "It has been 18 exhilarating months since I came out in Sports illustrated as the first openly gay man in one of the four major professional team sports," Collins, played 15 seasons for six teams, told the magazine...
Via Fox Sports
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Collins Featured On Cover Of TIME’s Most Influential People (Photo)

Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins is featured on a cover of TIME’s 2014 Most Influential People issue. Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton wrote an article for the piece that describes her experiences with Collins dating back to when she attended school alongside him at Stanford University. “I met Jason Collins when we were freshmen at Stanford,” Clinton wrote. “Jason...
Via NESN.com
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Collins Says ‘Knucklehead’ NBA Player Taunted Him For Being Gay

Jason Collins received a standing ovation last month when he became the NBA’s first active openly gay player, but it seems someone on the court hasn’t been so kind. The Brooklyn Nets center noted in a recent New York Daily News interview that he was the subject of gay taunts from an anonymous player. “One player, one knucklehead from another team,” Collins told the Daily...
Via NESN.com
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Collins had one anti-gay taunt from another player so far. Progress?

Let me start by clarifying the hint of sarcasm in the title. When Jason Collins came out last year, he was the first active male athlete in a major US team sport to do so. That is big huge news, there's no other way to say it. So what was the alphabet network's response to that? Push that news out of the frontpage as long as it can, replacing the headlines with Tebow being cut by...
Via Celtics Life
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Collins comments on lone slur he received

“One player, one knucklehead from another team. He’s a knucklehead. So I just let it go. Again, that goes back to controlling what you can control. That’s how I conduct myself just being professional.” -Jason Collins on the lone homosexual taunt and slur he received since signing with the Nets this year (h/t Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News)
Via Crossover Chronicles
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Nets Jason Collins says he’s been ridiculed by one knucklehead opponent

Brooklyn Net Jason Collins says he’s been ridiculed by one knucklehead opponent since coming out and coming back. ”One player, one knucklehead from another team,” Collins said in an interview with the Daily News. “He’s a knucklehead. So I just let it go. Again, that goes back to controlling what you can control. That’s how I conduct myself – just being professional...
Via Bob's Blitz
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Collins says NBA player taunted him on court for being gay

Jason Collins knew when he decided to come out as gay that not everyone would be accepting of his sexual preference. The Brooklyn Nets forward is the first openly gay player to be on an active NBA roster, and some people don’t react well to change. As you might have expected, Collins said he has […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Collins Disregards Gay Taunt From One 'Knucklehead' Player

Jason Collins revealed he has received a gay taunt from one NBA player since making his return to the league on Feb. 23. Collins, who became the first openly gay player in the four recognized major professional sports, inked two 10-day contracts with the Brooklyn Nets before signing for the remainder of the season. "One player, one knucklehead from another team," Collins said. "He...
Via RealGM
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets Sign Jason Collins For Rest Of Season

NEW YORK — Jason Collins has been signed for the rest of the season by the Brooklyn Nets. The NBA’s first openly gay player had finished his second 10-day contract, which meant the Nets had to sign him for the remainder of the season if they wanted to keep him. Collins has added five points, six rebounds and six steals in eight games since signing his first deal on Feb. 23. He’s...
Via NESN.com
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets sign Jason Collins for remainder of season

The Brooklyn Nets announced the signing of center Jason Collins for the remainder of the season. Collins was already on his second 10-day deal, and this latest contract ensures his roster spot.Collins is averaging 9.8 minutes per game off the bench, since his historic debut as the first openly gay athlete in North America. According to Nets coach Jason Kidd:"Having him on the team...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA update: Nets will sign Jason Collins for the rest of the season

Jason Collins's second 10-day contract expires on friday and according to multiple reports, the Brooklyn Nets will keep him beyond March 14.Image via: Wikimedia CommonsThe absence of Brook Lopez who is out for the rest of the season has been pretty well covered by Andray Blatche and Jason Collins, Collins signed a 10-day contract back in February 23 and according to a report on ESPN...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Nets To Sign Jason Collins For Remainder Of Season

The Brooklyn Nets will sign veteran center Jason Collins for the remainder of the 2013-14 season on Saturday after his second 10-day contract expires, ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk and Marc Stein report, citing multiple sources. The team signed Collins on Feb. 23 to a 10-day contract to add depth to their frontcourt, but sources told Youngmisuk and Stein that the Nets believed even...
Via NESN.com
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Nets to sign Jason Collins for rest of 2014 season after his next 10-day contract is up

Collins has been exactly what the Nets expected him to be in his few weeks with the team, and that's a great thing This isn't very surprising at all, but--according to Ohm Youngmisuk and Marc Stein of ESPN.com--the Brooklyn Nets have decided to sign Jason Collins for the rest of this season when his 2nd and final 10-day contract expires Saturday. When Brooklyn first...
Via Brooklyn Balling
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Collins To Sign With Nets For Rest Of Season

Jason Collins will sign with the Brooklyn Nets for the remainder of the season on Saturday, according to sources. Collins' second 10-day contract will expire on Friday. Collins has averaged 9.8 minutes per game in eight appearances with the Nets this season. Collins has focused on basketball despite attention surrounding him playing as the first openly gay athlete in North America...
Via RealGM
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Collins Gradually Becoming Just Another Player Again

BOSTON — He no longer holds pregame press conferences at a podium. The crowds of reporters are still there, but smaller. About a quarter of the questions are actually about basketball, for a change. Jason Collins is gradually becoming just another NBA player again, which is fine by him. He will always be admired as a barrier-breaker for becoming the first openly gay active male...
Via NESN.com
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Collins Signed To Second 10-Day Contract With Brooklyn Nets

NEW YORK — Jason Collins’ second stint with the Brooklyn Nets will last at least 10 more days. The Nets signed Collins to a second 10-day contract Wednesday, and he will be in uniform when they host the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night. Collins became the NBA’s first openly gay player when he signed his first deal Feb. 23. Teams can sign players to two 10-day contracts...
Via NESN.com
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Nets to sign Jason Collins to second 10-day contract

At this point we all know Jason Collins's story and with Brook Lopez out for the rest of the season. The Nets need him to stay.Image via: Wikimedia CommonsJason Collins, a former 18th overall draft pick back in 2001, played for the New Jersey Nets from 2001-2008 before signing with the Nets again now in Brooklyn on February 23rd. The New York Times called his 2014 signing with Brooklyn...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jason Collins makes Barclays Center debut to fan ovation

Impatient Brooklyn Nets fans tired of waiting for the chance to witness another historical milestone — in the same borough that debuted Jackie Robinson 67 years ago — began chanting "Jason Collins! Jason Collins!" in hope of seeing the first publicly gay man to participate in a major professional American team sport debut in his home arena.After it appeared Collins might not...
Via The Other Paper
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Jason Collins, Nets To Sign Second 10-Day Contract

Jason Collins is set to become the second openly gay player to sign an NBA contract. He’s already the first, of course, having inked a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets on Feb. 23 to become the first active openly gay male professional athlete in a major North American sport. He’s contributed to three Nets wins so far, and could be in line to help them win a few more. The...
Via NESN.com
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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