Jason Collins, 33, allegedly was driving under the influence when his pickup left the road and struck a marked police car in the center crossover on I-55 north of Route 23 about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.
It’s the first hall of fame – at least on a national scale – to recognize LGBT athletes and their supporters.
When NBA center Jason Collins came out of the closet in April, the announcement hit especially close to home for one person in particular – his ex-fiance, Carolyn Moos.
The winds of change appear to be blowing among professional sports.
Since coming out as the NBA’s first openly gay player, Jason Collins’ life has been a whirlwind.
On the same day NBA center Jason Collins came out of the closet as a gay man, ESPN’s Chris Broussard made his feelings on homosexuality known.
In much the same way rule changes have been implemented in youth sports to make them safer in hopes the grown-up games evolve—changing a culture of violence in hockey, for example—the prejudicial culture in sports needs to change from early on.
A week after Jason Collins came out as the first active gay player in the NBA, Charles Barkley said Tuesday on The Dan Patrick Show that he played with gay teammates.
The Council’s Human Relations Committee wants to encourage athletes to be comfortable acknowledging their sexual orientation, as the NBA’s Jason Collins has.
When NBA center Jason Collins came out of the closet on Monday, the 34-year-old veteran received a flurry of criticism and support.
Former Packers safety Leroy Butler was scheduled to speak at a Wisconsin church this week, but that engagement was abruptly called off after he congratulated NBA player Jason Collins for revealing his homosexuality.
When it comes to acceptance of gay players, the NHL is already way ahead of the NBA.
In the wake of NBA center Jason Collins publicly coming out of the closet on Monday, many sports pundits offered their views on homosexuality.
A groundbreaking pronouncement from NBA veteran Jason Collins — “I’m gay” — reverberated Monday through Washington, generating accolades from lawmakers on Twitter and a supportive phone call from President Barack Obama.
Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association President Brian Kupersmit says Jason Collins announcement has changed the face of sports.
In a feature piece from Sports Illustrated, Wizards center Jason Collins admitted he is gay.