motherscratcher wrote:Well, I applaud your fortitude and confidence that, if you were a gay professional athlete, you wouldn't have felt the need to hide it and we could have gotten this out I the way a decade ago. Especially considering that literally zero pro athletes decided to "just be themselves" until a few days ago, even though it apparently would have been no big deal.
I'm just saying that Collins didn't make this a story. Collins recognized that this would BE a story and reasonable decided to get out in front of it.
My, you've got a burr in your britches today.
I was simply responding to what I would do IF I were in his position AND decided to come out of the closet. Honestly, if it were me, I'd probably stay in the closet cuz who needs the bullshit, but Option 1 isn't really part this discussion. This isn't about whether or not he comes out, but how he chooses to do so.
Maybe getting in front of it is what he's doing, you'll have to pardon me noticing the situation and not automatically hailing him a New Age Warrior Poet. If he wasn't a 34 year old Free Agent who is set for life if he plays again or not, maybe I'd be less cynical. I wonder if he makes The Announcement if he's a 26 year old player in the middle of a contract.
And regardless his motives, it was still a brave move.