Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) on-air personality Lee Webb questions whether Jason Collins came out gay to live his life truthfully.

Collins, an NBA free agent, became the U.S.'s first openly gay professional athlete on Monday.

Webb, who anchors CBN's The 700 Club, got his start in journalism as a sports reporter. During an appearance on CBN's Newswatch, he said he had two theories on what could have motivated Collins to end his silence.

“It could be he's trying to salvage a declining career as a player,” Webb said. “Keep in mind, he was just released by the Washington Wizards, one of the worst teams of the NBA. And he only averaged just over a point per game. He's been in the league for 12 years. Translated: He's not a very good player. But keep in mind that NBA Commissioner David Stern was falling all over himself in praise for Jason Collins' decision to come out of the closet. I believe Stern and the rest of the NBA will be hard-pressed not to find a roster spot for Jason Collins next season.”

“Second motivation could be money.”

“Could it be that he's planning to write a book? He could make a lot of money off telling his story. After all, the big media would have us to believe that Jason Collins is the Jackie Robinson of this generation.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)