Michael Skupin is ready to talk.
The ex-contestant said in a statement:
The 54-year-old explained that he's turning to religion following his arrest, adding:
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It's been an amazeballz few days for the LGBT community in sports! We aren't quite where we need and deserve to be, but we sure are on our way!!
Not only did Jason Collins come out as a gay man actively in the NBA, but the NHL has partnered with pro-gay initiatives, and now we're hearing that Andy Roddick & Mardy Fish have joined Athlete Ally — which is taking a stand against homophobia!!
Here's what Andy said:
We were THRILLED when Jason Collins became the first openly gay and active athlete on a major American sports team — it was such a powerful moment for both Jason and the LGBT community, and the outpouring of support has been astounding!
“I have known Jason Collins since he was Chelsea’s classmate and friend at Stanford. Jason’s announcement today is an important moment for professional sports and in the history of the LGBT community. It is also the straightforward statement of a good man who wants no more than what so many of us seek: to be able to be who we are; to do our work; to build families and to contribute to our communities. For so many members of the LGBT community, these simple goals remain elusive. I hope that everyone, particularly Jason’s colleagues in the NBA, the media and his many fans extend to him their support and the respect he has earned.”
Uh, that's right — a former President is giving you props for being yourself! Amazeballz!
Here are some other people giving Jason verbal high-fives for being a brave pioneer for himself and the LGBT community in professional sports:
Was Brooklyn Decker hanging out at The Max???
Haha, she might as well have been!
The beautiful model posted the (above) pic on her Instagram account holding a big ol' phone à la Zack Morris.
She and her hubby Andy Roddick attended an 80s party Sunday night and they were dressed to the nines!! Well, at least Brooklyn was.
She not only rocked the big phone, but she also had a side ponytail and Ray-Bans to really set the tone.
The coolest part of the night though was that the "Bogey Down" event raised money for Andy's charity, the Andy Roddick Foundation.
What a fun way to help others out!
[Image via Brooklyn Decker's Instagram.]
Even though she's settled down into married life, Brooklyn Decker is still just as supermodel hawt as ever!!!
When she wasn't showing off her bod or posing in the lush tropics, Brooklyn talked about how marrying an athlete has changed her perception of beauty.
"The biggest thing for me about being with Andy is that athletes in general tend to appreciate different things about women’s bodies. They’re not so concerned with how someone looks, more about how strong and healthy they are."
Strong and healthy is always the best! Clearly it's worked for her!
Check out the rest of Brooklyn's spread (below)!
[Image via Jeff Lipsky/Women's Health UK.]