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By SHANNEN TALBOT
Staff Reporter 

Get used to it – athletes engaging in politics are here to stay

Crunch Time

 

November 8, 2018



Last week, professional wrestlers John Cena and Daniel Bryan announced that they would not be participating in the World Wrestling Entertainment’s Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia.

The move shocked sports analysts and caused WWE stock to plummet, but Cena and Bryan held firm. In the wake of the brutal murder and subsequent cover-up of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi government agents, they refused to participate in one of the largest events ever hosted by their chosen sport.

In recent years, everyone from politicians and pundits to announcers and fans have weighed i...



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