Gay Ex-Soccer Player Robbie Rogers Is “Very Happy and Proud” of Newly Out Jason Collins


I think I was surprised like everyone else. Obviously, I know what it is like going through being gay and being a professional athlete and being closeted and all the emotions and all the thoughts that go through your mind. I don’t know him, but I was very happy and proud for him.

“But most of all, I was happy that our society gave him such a positive response including athletes from all over the world on Twitter. Society is really changing, people are moving along and accepting gay athletes and I think more athletes will follow in his footsteps.

“We will see what happens, but it is definitely a positive step. You can’t just say to someone, ‘Come out, come out,’ it really depends on them.”

Robbie Rogers, who came out and subsequently quit pro soccer in February, reacts to NBA star Jason Collinscoming-out, via E! News.