Dungy’s Faith is Drawing Criticism


Former NFL football coach turned NBC sports analyst Tony Dungy has become the object of criticism for his religious views.

Winning Super Bowl Eagles’ quarterback Nick Foles frequently credits his faith and belief in the Lord for his success as a player, a point Dungy has favorably commented on recently, including during the game.

It elicited a Twitter-storm and prompted The Lead’s Kyle Koster to question the appropriateness of Dungy’ evangelizing passing for sports commentary. 

Houston Baptist University ethics professor Dr. Shannon Holzer doesn’t have a problem with it.

“What I find interesting is the need to suggest we sequester our beliefs when we analyze the world around us.  What if they said, ‘It’s fine and well, Tony Dungy, that you believe in mathematical truths, but what we’d like you to do is leave those truths at home?’” Holzer tells KTRH News.

Following the Super Bowl, Dungy tweeted, “Congratulations to the Eagles. Nick Foles told me last week that he felt the Lord had him in Philadelphia for a special moment and he played like it tonight.”


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