Sports World Reacts To NBA Player Jason Collins’ Coming Out

April 29, 2013 5:02 PM

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – NBA veteran Jason Collins became the first active male player in the four major American professional sports to come out as gay.

The 34-year-old center, who has played for six teams in 12 seasons, wrote a first-person account posted on Sports Illustrated’s website Monday. Collins finished this past season with the Washington Wizards and is now a free agent. He says he wants to keep playing.

Below is how other professional athletes have responded to his announcement today: