Jason Collins

It seems that former NBA player Jason Collins lived a down low lifestyle before he revealed his bisexuality to the world via a Sports Illustrated cover story.

Collins is officially a NBA free agent, meaning he is not an active professional basketball player until he signed by a NBA team next season. But the media won’t let that little detail keep them from hyping Collins’s confession as “heroic” or history-making.

According to gossip website TMZ.com, Collins’ ex-fiancee, Carolyn Moos, had no idea the man she was engaged to for 8 years — and presumably slept with — was gay.

Moos tells TMZ she only found out Collins was gay last weekend — after he shot the cover for Sports Illustrated.

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Mike Wallace Steelers

Mike Wallace Steelers

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace is finding out the hard way that he is not entitled to his opinions if it’s about the gays.

Wallace, who uses the Twitter handle @Wallace17_daKid, responded to Sports Illustrated’s May 6, 2013, cover story on NBA player Jason Collin’s homosexuality confession.

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Jason Collins Boston Celtics gay NBA player

While the sports world buzzed about gay NFL players, a NBA player was planning to take his closet door off its hinges.

Jason Collins, center for the Boston Celtics, wrote a coming out letter exclusively for the May 6, 2013, issue of Sports Illustrated magazine.

I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport,” he writes. “But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation. I wish I wasn’t the kid in the classroom raising his hand and saying, “I’m different.” If I had my way, someone else would have already done this. Nobody has, which is why I’m raising my hand.”

Collins is obviously implying that there were other gay NBA players in the closet with him.

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