Agnieszka Radwanska Dropped As Catholic Spokesperson Over Nude Photoshoot

Agnieszka Radwanska Dropped As Catholic Spokesperson Over Nude PhotoshootWhile largely well-received in America, a particular ESPN The Magazine photo shoot is drawing overseas.  After appearing in a photo spread for the “Body Issue,” Polish tennis star Agnieszka Radwanska has been dropped as spokesperson by a Catholic group in her home country.

‘Immoral behavior’

Krucjata Mlodych (Youth Crusade) is not happy with Radwanska’s decision to go nude for the magazine, and according to Sports Illustrated‘s Ryan Glasspiegelhas relieved the No. 4 women’s tennis player in the world of her duties as an advocate for the organization. Via Agence France-Presse:

While not explicit, the nude has proven too much for [Youth Crusade], which runs a campaign with the slogan “I’m not ashamed of Jesus.” The young Catholics, who claim more than a million followers, dropped the 24-year-old tennis star last week for what they said was “immoral behavior” in the ESPN spread.

‘Nothing explicit’

The image that has the group miffed is the shot of the 2013 Wimbledon semifinalist poolside, clutching tennis balls in a carefully positioned shot. As stated, nothing explicit is showing, but in a country where 90 percent of the population identifies themselves as Catholic, the image caused enough of an uproar.

The group released an announcement on its website explaining its decision to distance itself from Radwanska.

“Personally I am very sorry that someone declaring herself to be on the side of Jesus has at the same time played up to the mentality of those who treat people as just a thing to be looked at,” Father Marek Dziewiecki said in the group’s official statement.

What is your view regarding Agnieszka Radwanska’s nude photoshoot? Was Youth Crusade right in dropping her as their spokesperson?

Source: Dan Carson | Bleacher Report

Image: Swishost

UPDATES: Patriots’ Aaron Hernandez Questioned In Homicide Investigation

UPDATES Patriots’ Aaron Hernandez Questioned In Homicide InvestigationNew England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was reportedly questioned by police in North Attleborough, Mass., on Monday as part of an ongoing investigation of a murder that allegedly took place near his home.  According to a report from WBZ-TV managing editor Peter Wilson, Hernandez isn’t out of the woods yet with regards to the investigation:

‘Not cooperating’

BREAKING: Law enforcement source tells @karenreports that Aaron Hernandez has not been ruled out as a suspect. He is not cooperating. #wbz

Fox Boston reporter Ted Daniel updates on the situation:

LAW SOURCE: Aaron Hernandez was driver of a vehicle Odin LLoyd and 2 others in. Lloyd found dead one mile from Hernandez home.

LAW SOURCE: Aaron Hernandez was driver of a vehicle Odin LLoyd and 2 others in. Lloyd found dead one mile from Hernandez home.

2 LAW SOURCES: Homicide victim Odin Lloyd sent text to a friend that included a reference to Aaron Hernandez.

LAW SOURCE: Forensic evidence places vehicle “driven by” Aaron Hernandez at “crime scene”. Don’t know what scene that is.

‘Drug related’

Sports Illustrated‘s Pete Thamel added a few more details to this developing situation:

Fox 25 also reports that Hernandez has a sophisticated surveillance system and police trying to access the hard drive.

Fox 25 also reports the murder is “drug related, specifically marijuana.

Fox 25 in Hernandez report “He has not been ruled out as a suspect in the totality of this investigation.” Also “directly tied” to homicide.

Police reportedly developed an interest in questioning Hernandez after a rental car became an integral piece of evidence in the murder of a 27-year-old Boston man, whose body was found on Monday within a mile of Hernandez’s home. It’s unclear whether he was murdered in that location or dropped there.

What is the real involvement of Aaron Hernandez in this homicide case? (That is, if he is indeed involved). How will this affect his NFL career? Feel free to share your speculations via the comment box below!


Source: Tyler Conway, Bleacher Report

Image: New York Post