NBA veteran Jason Collins’ dominated the sports world on Monday by coming out as gay in a Sports Illustrated article. Most sports personalities not named Mike Wallace, Mike Francesa, Tim Brando and Bubba Watson understood the gravity of Collins’ announcement. One person who suffered the consequences was Carolyn Moos, Collins’ former fiance and girlfriend of eight years. Moos told TMZ she had no idea Collins was gay until he told her over the weekend in advance of the story’s publication. The couple split in 2009. That must have been some conversation. What’s the over/under on how long Moos was silent?
“It’s very emotional for me as a woman to have invested 8 years in my dream to have a husband, soul mate, and best friend in him,” Moos told TMZ.
“This is all hard to understand,” she said. “I care about (Jason) tremendously and only want the best for him. I want Jason to be happy for a lifetime and stay true to who he really is, inside and out.”
Regardless of whatever you think about Collins’ decision, you gotta feel for Moos, because she suffered some latent embarrassment and she now has to deal with the fallout. Still, she handled everything with class and grace, something peckerheads like Brando and Francesa obviously lack.
Moos, 34, is a former Stanford basketball player who now works as a personal trainer, models and acts a nutritional consultant. You can see her model a Sportkini in the video below. At 6’6″, intelligent and attractive, Moos will move right on with her life, but this week will be trying at best.