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Carolyn Moos, Jason Collins' ex-fiancee, says she just found out the NBA player is gay along with the rest of the U.S., despite their long-term relationship.

Moos and Collins were engaged when he broke up with her in 2009.

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They had been together for eight years prior to that, and she says she never once suspected Jason Collins was gay, so this week's news is shocking.

At the time of their split, Carolyn says Jason gave a bunch of reasons that never truly made sense to her, and that she was always confused ... until now.

Days before his big announcement in Sports Illustrated, Collins came out to Moos, admitting that his homosexuality was the real reason he dumped her.

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Count Ellen DeGeneres among those with their full support behind Jason Collins.

Following the NBA center's reveal that he's gay, the talk show hosted opened her program yesterday with appreciation for such a courageous step.

Joked Ellen: "It was more challenging for him. He is 7-feet-tall so when he came out of the closet he had to duck."

But she then turned serious and added:

"I applaud you, Jason Collins, I applaud you. That is a very brave man. I would high-five you but I don’t think I can reach you. But when I see you, I am gonna hug your knees so hard."

On the other side of this news, ESPN's Chris Broussard has made headlines for appearing on Outside the Lines and labeling homosexuality a sin.

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Athletes, politicians and fans alike generally and vocally offered support to Jason Collins Monday following the NBA player's decision to come out as gay.

Reactions weren't entirely positive, however.

In addition to NFL player Mike Wallace's insensitivity, ESPN reporter Chris Broussard played the Bible card and stated a dismissive take on homosexuality.

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"I'm a Christian," he said on Outside the Lines, echoing remarks he has made before on the topic. "I don't agree with homosexuality. I think it's a sin."

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NBA player Jason Collins came out as gay in Sports Illustrated today, igniting a flurry of discussion and receiving an outpouring of support online.

"I didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I'm happy to start the conversation," he said.

And start it he did. With a few exceptions (Mike Wallace), the vast majority of reactions to Jason Collins' coming out have been positive.

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Check out some of the best celebrity Tweets in support of 34-year-old Collins, a 12-year NBA veteran and member of the Washington Wizards:

Kobe Bryant: Proud of @jasoncollins34. Don't suffocate who u r because of the ignorance of others #courage #support #mambaarmystandup #BYOU

The Rock: Being real & authentic is very powerful. Well done Jason Collins for having the courage to take a monumental step forward. #LiveReal

Russell Simmons: Proud of Washington Wizards' player Jason Collins for coming out. We will stand with you as you continue on your journey.

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Hours after Jason Collins came out as gay, NFL star Mike Wallace earned the distinction of penning the first moronic, borderline homophobic Tweet about it.

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In response to the NBA player's admission to SI, Wallace wrote, “All these beautiful women in the world and guys wanna mess with other guys SMH (shakin' my head).”

Wallace quickly deleted his tweet and replaced it with an apology.

"Never said that anything was right or wrong I just said I don't understand!! Deeply sorry for anyone that I offended," wrote the 26-year-old Dolphins receiver.

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"I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay."

With those words, Jason Collins has become the first openly gay athlete in a major American team sport. He came out on the May 6 cover of Sports Illustrated.

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"I didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major U.S. team sport. But since I am, I'm happy to start the conversation," he tells SI.

"I wish I wasn't the kid in the classroom raising his hand and saying, 'I'm different.' If I had my way, someone else would have already done this."

"Nobody has, which is why I'm raising my hand."

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