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This May 1, 2013 photo released by OWN shows host Oprah Winfrey posing with NBA  basketball player Jason Collins during an interview for "Oprah's Next Chapter," in Beverly Hills, Calif. Winfrey speaks with Collins, his twin brother Jarron and family for their first interview together on the heels of Collins’ public announcement as the first openly gay active pro athlete in a major American sport. The expanded episode of “Oprah’s Next Chapter” airs this Sunday, May 5 from 7:30 p.m. on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. (AP Photo/OWN, Chuck Hodes)
This May 1, 2013 photo released by OWN shows host Oprah Winfrey posing with NBA basketball player Jason Collins during an interview for "Oprah's Next Chapter," in Beverly Hills, Calif. Winfrey speaks with Collins, his twin brother Jarron and family for their first interview together on the heels of Collins’ public announcement as the first openly gay active pro athlete in a major American sport. The expanded episode of “Oprah’s Next Chapter” airs this Sunday, May 5 from 7:30 p.m. on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. (AP Photo/OWN, Chuck Hodes)
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(AP) Jason Collins, the NBA veteran who recently announced he was gay, is seeking a book deal, The Associated Press has learned.


Officials at three publishing houses said Monday that they had been contacted about a planned memoir by Collins, the first active player in any of four major U.S. professional sports leagues to come out as gay. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the proceedings.


The officials said Collins was being represented by Kristine Dahl of International Creative Management. Dahl did not immediately respond to phone and email messages left by the AP.


At least one publisher turned down the book, said one official, who noted the extensive media coverage of Collins and expressed concern that his story already has been told.


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