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granted, I have been diagnosed with empathy deficit by members of this board and I didn't see the interview you referenced but I have to imagine it's not quite as simple as that.
I would imagine that Jason may have been in denial to himself for much of that time. I've heard often (especially from gay men) that it's just not that simple. A gay guy being in denial seems somewhat "normal" to me (especially in the realm of pro sports). Factor in the black community has been a little less supportive of gays and I'm going to cut Jason some slack. Additionally plenty of long term hetro relationships come to an end for various reasons. For me, I'm not going to judge Jason on his relationship on the limited amount of info that we have.
The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen - Dennis Prager
I don't doubt the struggle/conflict he underwent throughout the process. We're talking about being a high character guy, though.
Moos, who says that she "absolutely" thought they would be together forever, explained that the Washington Wizards center most certainly did not tell that part of his story when he broke off their engagement.
"At the time I wanted reasons," she said. "I asked of him, 'Can you write some reasons down?' At the time he didn't know how to phrase it but he said, 'When I'm ready I'm going to back to you with the truth,' or something that wasn't tangible."
So lemme get this straight. He stated he was waiting for someone else to be the first to come out...so it was THEN that he KNEW.
Why wait until just last weekend to inform the woman who put her life on hold to tell...right before it became public?
High character guys act accordingly. That ain't one example of high character behavior. Sorry. That's self-centered reasoning instead of considering her right to know why it went south as soon as he knew.
Honestly I don't know if Collins is a high character guy or not, seems like he is from afar. He could have easily wrapped up his NBA career and went about his life and there would have been rumors but the country would have moved on (see Bison Dele, Carl Lewis, Alan Wiggins to name a few). I think his reasons for coming out like he did and when he did were probably noble. Either way breaking up with a girlfriend as he comes to terms with his situation does not disqualify him in my opinion from being a high character guy. And that fact that he didn't tell her why certainly makes sense. Would you like to arm your ex with info that can publicly embarrass you, cost you a great job and just generally make you life a living hell. He hadn't even told his family, why would he tell his ex?
Interesting. I was kind of going off what his teammates at Boston and Doc Rivers said. Presumably they meant as a teammate. Didn't know of his romantic background.
“Close tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share,” Reagan vowed.
.....you think his teamates tell him to "take it to the hole ".. anymore? you know they don't say go hard to the rim...
Feelings get hurt, best not to have any!
Now that's comedy...
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His ex-fiance, the one supposedly wronged, considers him a high character guy. Apparently, everyone he comes in contact with, including the supposed victim, believes that.
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