Erin Andrews: I Don’t Want to ‘Preach’ to Anyone About Politics

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Fox Sports reporter Erin Andrews on Wednesday appeared on Sports Illustrated’s "Off the Board With Jimmy Traina" podcast, where she explained why she refuses to weigh in on political issues.

Andrews, 39, who previously worked at ESPN from 2004 to 2012, said that her three million-plus Twitter followers should not be waiting for her to tweet out her political opinions or analysis, the New York Post reported.

"I can't deliver the news that Aaron Rodgers is done for the season without people commenting, ‘Oh, she looks like she's so sad.' What am I supposed to do, stand on my head and tell dirty jokes?" Andrews said. "So for me to come out and say, ‘This is what I believe in politics, this is what I believe about what's going on in the NFL.' Nobody wants to hear that from me."

"I'm not educated in a lot of what is being talked about with politics the way that people on CNN or Fox News [are]," Andrews said. "You shouldn't be listening to that from me."

Andrews added that she watched "NFL Live" earlier that morning rather than the news and feels more comfortable talking about sports than politics.

"That's what I feel comfortable talking about. I don't feel comfortable talking about politics, and I don't want to preach to anyone about it," she said. "If you want me to preach to you about the ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey,' I am down, I am fully involved."

Andrews' comments came after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell held a press conference during the league's owners' meeting, where he addressed the media about players protesting the national anthem.

While Andrews abstains from discussing politics, other sports reporters have not been shy about expressing their political views on social media.

ESPN anchor Jemele Hill, who is currently on suspension, has posted about politics several times on her Twitter account, including a tweet in which she called President Donald Trump a "white supremacist."

NBC broadcaster Bob Costas has also weighed in on political issues, ranging from gun control to the NFL protests.

Cameron Cawthorne

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Cameron Cawthorne is a Media Analyst for the Washington Free Beacon. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 2013. Prior to joining Free Beacon, Cameron was a Legislative Assistant in the Virginia General Assembly and a War Room Analyst at America Rising.

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