Ex-MLB Player Billy Bean on Jason Collins: ‘He Is Blazing a Trail’

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Basketball star Jason Collins made headlines Monday as the first athlete playing in the NBA to come out as gay. Now, “omg! Insider” co-anchor Kevin Frazier is exploring the backlash and what Collins’ announcement could mean for his career. Former baseball player Billy Bean came out after retiring in 1995. He stopped by the “omg! Insider” newsroom to offer his support to Jason and to talk about how he hopes this can help other athletes in the future. Bean said, “Jason’s courage is going to save so many people from making bad decisions or leaving sports … It felt dangerous when I was doing it. It was a different time. There was no Twitter, no Facebook, no social media, no internet in a way that we use it now and I truly felt like it was a secret that I was ashamed of, and now, I think we are allowed to learn so much more about ourselves in such a quicker way, even in private." Check out the vid to hear what else Billy had to say about Jason Collins, and tune in to “omg! Insider” on TV for the latest entertainment news.

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