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ESPN has apologized for the homophobic comments Chris Broussard made while discussing Jason Collins' coming out on the air.

"We regret that a respectful discussion of personal viewpoints became a distraction from today's news. ESPN is fully committed to diversity and welcomes Jason Collins' announcement," the network said in a statement.

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