Amaechi: British soccer players wary of coming out

Updated: April 29, 2013, 9:06 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- The advice John Amaechi gave to Jason Collins before the NBA veteran came out is very different to what he tells the gay soccer players he knows in the English Premier League.

"The NBA is light years ahead of football," Amaechi said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. "There is no doubt about that."

Amaechi became the first openly gay former NBA player in 2007, three years after retiring. In the month before his public announcement on Monday, Collins spoke ...

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