NBC Blasted For Editing NFL Star Thanking Jesus

Houston Texans star rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud acknowledging Jesus Christ as his savior was apparently too much for the sensibilities of NBC Sports. The network selectively edited out his postgame comments after the team’s weekend victory over the Cleveland Browns.

Speaking to NBC’s Kathryn Tappen, Stroud declared, “First and foremost, I just want to give all glory to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” He then gushed about the support he’s received from the city of Houston and the team’s fans in his first NFL season.

Stroud will undoubtedly be the Rookie of the Year after leading the previously woeful Texans to the playoffs.

But NBC found Stroud’s proclamation of faith too much. The network cut his leading comments out of its posting of the interview on its “Sunday Night Football on NBC” account on X, formerly Twitter.

The clip skipped his praise for Jesus and went directly to his adoration of his new home.

The backlash was swift.

Citizen Free Press wrote on X, “It’s disconcerting to realize NBC is actively censoring a player praising Jesus after a massive win. Would NBC have censored his speech if he praised transgenders or Palestinians?”

Lenny Dykstra, former star for the New York Mets, noted that “there are going to be a lot more post-postseason-win interviews with him that the dinosaur media is going to have to edit as well. This young QB is outstanding.”

Even as he quickly blazed a trail through the league in his first season, Stroud did not shy away from expressing his personal faith. He was asked in November about the overwhelming honor of being considered for league MVP at such a tender age..

Stroud was unequivocal in his response. “For me, it’s a lot of prayer. A lot of knowing that God wouldn’t put anything on me that I can’t handle. I don’t deserve His grace and mercy, but He still gives it to me and I love him for that.”

Before he was drafted with the second pick in last year’s NFL draft, Stroud told Fox News Digital that faith keeps him grounded.

He explained, “Football has a lot of ups and downs, it has a lot of twists and turns, but at the end of the day, it’s all about your foundation. And something that’s set my foundation is my faith.”

NBC may need to do a lot of editing moving forward.

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