Many outlets have praised NBA athlete Jason Collins for coming out of the closet, calling his actions “brave.”
Jason Collins is now the first openly gay active NBA player.
But radio talk show host Tommy Satomayor blasted Collins for his “historic” announcement.
Collins, Sotomayor said, is a “fraud and a liar.”
“In any aspect of the world would we not give someone credit for something that they did, Satomayor said.
Sotomayor likened Collins’ actions to that of a cheater and molester.
“Imagine if Kobe Bryant came out and told his wife ‘I’m cheating,’” Sotomayor explained. “Would we give him a standing ovation? Would he be on the cover of a magazine and we applaud him for finally telling the truth about telling a lie he had been living?”
Collins’ ex-fiance Carolyn Moos was shocked by his announcement, saying, she had no idea, according to Yahoo Sports.
“Jason Collins had a fiancé and his fiance’s name was Carolyn Moos,” Sotomayor said. “Carolyn Moss came out and said, ‘I was completely taken aback and I’m shocked and I feel like he wasted eight years of my life’”
Satomayor said Collins put both his male and female partners at risk, but said any mention of Collins’ adverse behavior is rebuked due to a “Gay Agenda.”
Satomayor said anyone in opposition and in favor of same-sex marriage should be able to voice their opinions with no fear of backlash.
Satomayor alleges Collins is using his sexuality to sign another contract with an NBA team.
Collins, a center for the Washington Wizards, revealed in a first-person article on Sports Illustrated’s website that he was gay.
“I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay,” he wrote.
Collins told ABC’s Good Morning America he “never set out to be the first” openly gay NBA player.
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