Column: Collins significant, but not true pioneer
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By PAUL NEWBERRY
AP Sports Writer
Jason Collins has been compared to Jackie Robinson. And Neil Armstrong.
True pioneer? Not exactly.
Now that we've had a few days to reflect on what it means for Collins to come out as gay, it's time to recognize what this really was -- a significant step, to be sure, but hardly a slam-dunk leap toward an equal playing field.
To be clear, I'm pulling hard for Collins to be ...
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