"I've known Bruce since 1972," Stones said told ET. "He was a little socially awkward even then, but nothing outwardly that I would ever have picked up."
When Jenner won his gold medal in Montreal, Stones won the bronze in the high jump. The two became friends as they competed alongside each other. Their closeness made it all the more surprising for Stones to hear of Jenner's gender identity announcement.
"I saw nothing between gender ID and sexual preference," Stones said. "What he is doing -- gender ID -- it was clear that he was heterosexual. He likes women and has married three of them."