For the second time in as many days, Tony Dungy is being called out over something he said.
The long-time NBC Sports analyst and former NFL coach have been under fire recently for many of his comments outside of football. Those include tweeting a harmful myth about litter boxes in schools earlier this week.
On Friday, Dungy spoke at the anti-abortion March for Life in Washington, D.C, and decided to choose to bring up Damar Hamlin’s cardiac arrest, and spun that into a point about abortion.
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Here’s what he said:
“Those prayers were answered. Damar’s recovering now, he’s home, he’s been released from the hospital. But what’s the lesson in that? An unbelievable thing happened that night in a professional football game with millions of dollars of ticket money on the line. That game was cancelled. Why? Because a life was at stake. And people wanted to see that life saved. These are people who aren’t necessarily religious, they got together and called on God. Well, that should be encouraging us, because that’s exactly why we’re here. Because every day in this country, innocent lives are at stake. The only difference is they don’t belong to a famous athlete, and they’re not seen on national TV. But those lives are still important to God and in God’s eyes.”
Dungy has been an outspoken critic of abortion in the past, with past comments directed at Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock and President Joe Biden.
Not many liked that he used Hamlin’s frightening health scare and compared it to his personal views against abortion.
Dungy has not stuck to alking about sports and he may find himself on the outside of it in the future. That is what many people are calling for anyway after these recent comments.