Sunday, December 26, 2004

Reggie White

From SI.com:

CORNELIUS, N.C. (AP) — Reggie White, a fearsome defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers who was one of the great players in NFL history, died Sunday, his wife said. He was 43.

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White worked tirelessly in the offseason with inner-city youths. But his image was tarnished when he gave a speech in which he denounced homosexuality and used ethnic stereotypes. White later apologized.

Except he never recanted his anti-gay sentiments. I extend my sympathies to his family and friends for their loss.

Wouldn’t it be a little ironic if the maitre d’ of the Pearly Gates on duty today was Liberace?