Russell Wilson ‘a Square,’ Says Former NFL LB Channing Crowder

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What is this, Pick on All-Star Professional Athletes Day?

First, Charles Barkley allegedly said that Tiger Woods is “not fun to be around.” Now, former NFL linebacker turned podcaster Channing Crowder calls Russell Wilson “a square.”

A few weeks ago on his podcast The Pivot, which he hosts with fellow former NFL players Ryan Clark and Fred Taylor, Crowder said, “If Russell didn’t have that bread, [his wife] Ciara wouldn’t be with him. Ciara, she has a good situation.

“You don’t leave [Ciara’s ex-fiance] Future and get with Russell Wilson. It’s a type. Everybody has a type… and I love [Wilson] on the field, but he’s a square.”

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So that was last month, and ever since, social media has attacked Crowder for allegedly “interfering” in Russ and Ciara’s relationship.

Fellow co-host Taylor defended Crowder by remarking, “It’s Russ, and it’s Ciara, and it’s an amazing relationship in the eye of the public. You can’t interfere with that, especially coming from a black perspective, you can’t interfere with black love. Or what looked like black love. Russ will be protected at all costs.”

Listen, we’re not here to pass judgment on anybody else’s marriage, and between Ciara’s latest Sports Illustrated swimsuit shoot and the $25 million home the pair just bought in Denver, we’d say that Wilson is doing all right for himself. Plus, there’s nothing wrong with being a square. It could certainly be a lot worse.

Meanwhile, Crowder’s off-the-cuff remark about Wilson during, in his words, “a throw-away episode” sent The Pivot numbers through the roof.

So, in the end, everyone’s happy here. Now, let’s play nice from now on.


Written by Cortney Weil

Cortney Weil has a PhD in Shakespearean drama but now spends her days reading and writing about her first passion: sports. She loves God, her husband, and all things Michigan State.


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    • I was thinking the same thing. But I guess “black love” is such a rare thing, hence all the fatherless black kids and unmarried black women. When there is a rare instance of love between blacks, you’re not supposed to mess with it. Blacks and Whites, generally speaking are so very different culturally.

  1. Maybe Ciara wants a family and a loving husband who participates in raising their children and doesn’t want to be treated like a prostitute. I guess these asswipes can’t fathom that…. I would be willing to bet they likely come from a single parent home. I could be wrong but it wouldn’t surprise me.

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