REGGIE WHITE SAYS HE PRAISES GOD HE'S NOT WORKING AT CBS
Published April 28, 1998
ABC Religion Correspondent Peggy Wehmeyer interviewed Packers DE Reggie White on "20/20," one of only a few interviews since his controversial speech earlier this month to the WI Legislature. White, on how the speech affected his chances of working for CBS Sports: "I lost my opportunity to work at CBS. They don't want me to work for them. Praise god." Wehmeyer reported White said that "a contract with the network was virtually a done deal," and after the speech, CBS Sports President Sean McManus "canceled, saying he didn't want to have to deal with disruptions from gay militants." White: "That don't make me mad. I'm angry because what I said [about homosexuals] was the truth." CBS issued a statement regarding White saying it "hadn't finalized an agreement" with him and that the decision not to hire him had nothing to do with "influences from any special interest groups" (ABC, 4/27).