Fired by ESPN for a Racist Headline, He’s Finding His Second Chance as a Catholic Priest

The Washington Post’s Julie Zauzmer reports that an ESPN journalist who was fired after writing a racist headline about Jeremy Lin is working to become a Catholic priest five years later. Anthony Federico, 33, said, “Looking back, I think God allowed this to happen to me to put me on a path to being a priest, a path that I was avoiding.” Zauzmer writes, “The skills he learned in his first career are often useful in unpredictable ways – the art of telling a story in a way that’s relevant to listeners and gets quickly to the point is invaluable in the homiletics class he’s taking right now. Sometimes, the best way to interest a young kid is to talk sports and share some behind-the-scenes stories from his days on the road with ESPN before talking about Jesus.”

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