C.J. Stroud is one of the hottest players in professional football. The rookie quarterback helped power the Houston Texans to a win in the AFC Wild Card Round over the Cleveland Browns.
It was a blowout victory, 44-14, with Stroud amassing 274 passing yards and three touchdown passes. Stroud, his teammates, and Texans fans were ecstatic after the big win.
In typical sports journalism fashion, Stroud was a highlight interview immediately following the game. Kathryn Tappen of NBC was first on the scene to ask how Stroud felt about the win. He was open and honest in the live interview.
But what NBC did afterward is despicable by any journalism standards. The network cut out the heartfelt opening statement of the young quarterback when it posted the video on social media.
NBC edited out Houston QB CJ Stroud's praise of Jesus Christ in their post-game interview posted to X.
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) January 17, 2024
From the Daily Caller:
“First and foremost, I just want to give all glory to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,” said Stroud before going into the support that he’s received from both the city of Houston and Texans fanbase in only one season of being the franchise quarterback.
Apparently, NBC has a problem with high-profile professional athletes giving thanks and honoring their religious convictions. NBC cut out Stroud’s praise for Jesus in a later social media video of the interview posted on X, formerly Twitter.
Instead of telling the whole story of the young quarterback being thankful and celebrating his faith, NBC elected to suppress his religious freedom. The liberal media network quickly took heat from other media outlets and professional athletes.
OutKick Senior NFL Writer Armando Salguero slammed the liberal media for continued attacks on people of faith.
“They hate the propagation of Jesus,” Salguero said. “And they hate the idea that people might, you know, push salvation through Jesus.”
The sentiment was echoed by former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb. He said the NBC decision to cut the opening was disrespectful.
“I always obviously say our prayers and I’m a Christian as well,” McNabb said. “And yes, all praises do go to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. So we talked about it and, and players always expressed that as well and to have that cut out is truly, I mean, it’s disrespectful.”
- Star NFL quarterback praises Jesus after win and his words get cut.
- NBC decided C.J. Stroud’s praise for his faith should be suppressed.
- The liberal network deleted Stroud’s statement in a social media post.