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Why Arian Foster Chose to Go Public About Being ‘Non-Religious’

ESPN Senior Writer Tim Keown joins us to discuss his article in ESPN The Magazine detailing Houston Texans’ running back Arian Foster’s recent decision to — as Keown writes — “become a public face of the nonreligious.” While in many circles, a public proclamation of not aligning with a religion or believing in a deity […]

ESPN Senior Writer Tim Keown joins us to discuss his article in ESPN The Magazine detailing Houston Texans’ running back Arian Foster’s recent decision to — as Keown writes — “become a public face of the nonreligious.”

While in many circles, a public proclamation of not aligning with a religion or believing in a deity is not a big deal, in the culture of professional football, it sticks out.

Keown talks with Houston Matters host Craig Cohen about his conversations with Foster and the role of religion in all levels of American football.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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