Earlier today, ESPN announced it was extending its investigative reporting show Outside the Lines one hour to discuss the historic coming out of NBA player Jason Collins. It got weird when Chris Broussard started talking about his religious beliefs.
In 2009, Broussard wrote an article on a former NBA player who came out, John Amaechi, in which he actually said “I think the NBA is ready for a gay player.”
UPDATE (4/30/13): ESPN released a statement regarding Broussard’s comments, saying they “regret that a respectful discussion of personal viewpoints became a distraction.” Josh Krulewitz, VP of Communications, adds the network is “fully committed to diversity” and welcomes Collins’ announcement.
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