Found February 23, 2012 on
Former ESPN announcer Craig James is in the news again, and unsurprisingly for those who have followed his previous controversial escapades, he's riling people up. However, this one has nothing to do with his son, Mike Leach, gifts taken at SMU or Google bombs, but rather his nascent political campaign for a Senate seat (which remains very, very nascent). Perhaps in an effort to overcome his poor polling numbers, James made some very controversial statements about homosexuality in a debate Wednesday, blasting former Dallas mayor Tom Leppert (an opponent for the Senate seat) for marching in a gay pride parade and saying that homosexuality is a choice, and one that will be punished by God. The most interesting element of these comments by James might be what they mean for his chances of ever returning as a sports commentator (spoiler alert: they probably won't help). Here are the highlights of what he said:
JAMES: I think right now in this country, our moral fiber is slidin...
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