Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud was jubilant after main the crew to a victory over the Cleveland Browns on Saturday, 45-14, behind 274 passing yards and three landing passes.
Stroud got here off the sector and talked to NBC’s Kathryn Tappen. Earlier than he talked about his crew’s efficiency, he praised Jesus.
“At the start, I simply need to give all glory to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,” he mentioned earlier than speaking in regards to the metropolis of Houston and the help he’s obtained from Texans followers in lower than a 12 months of being their quarterback.
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The second was overshadowed over the course of the week as NBC appeared to edit out that a part of his phrases within the video posted on X. The “Sunday Evening Soccer on NBC” X account posted the video of Stroud chatting with Tappen however began it at Stroud praising town.
“I imply, it’s been wonderful being on this metropolis for a brief as I’ve been however the love that I’ve obtained,” he says within the “Sunday Evening Soccer” clip. “I’ve actually simply been doing it for Houston, man. Folks again house, I’m blessed sufficient to be on this place I’m. Blessed sufficient to be taking part in at a excessive stage proper now. And we gotta simply preserve it going however I’m tremendous blessed.”
The group posted, “CJ Stroud has a whole lot of love for his metropolis,” together with the video.
NBC confronted backlash on-line over the publish.
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“NBC edited out Houston QB CJ Stroud’s reward of Jesus Christ of their post-game interview posted to X. Why did @SNFonNBC take away Stroud saying ‘At the start, I simply need to give all glory and reward to my Lord, Jesus Christ,’” Citizen Free Press wrote on X.
“It’s disconcerting to appreciate NBC is actively censoring a participant praising Jesus after an enormous win. Would NBC have censored his speech if he praised transgenders or Palestinians?”
Former New York Mets star Lenny Dykstra added: “I’ve a sense there are going to be much more post-postseason-win interviews with him that the dinosaur media goes to must edit as effectively. This younger QB is excellent.”
NBC didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information Digital’s request for remark.
Stroud is open about his religion.
In November, whereas he was within the midst of the MVP dialog, he turned his personal consideration to God.
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“For me, it’s a whole lot of prayer,” Stroud defined. “A whole lot of understanding that God wouldn’t put something on me that I can’t deal with. I don’t deserve His grace and His mercy, however He nonetheless provides it to me and I like Him for that. It’s not about me, it’s about Him and His glory. So I feel that’s the place it comes from. I feel God made me like that.
“I’ve been by way of so much. Not solely in soccer however issues that made me form of chill when all the things goes loopy. And I thank God for placing that (in) me as a result of that’s one thing that you just want taking part in on this place – is lead. That protection over there, they didn’t blink although they had been giving up large performs. They knew it might come right down to the wire – we knew that too.”
He defined to Fox Information Digital earlier than the NFL Draft final 12 months why he retains his religion first.
“It’s what’s stored me grounded even by way of my season,” he mentioned in February 2023. “Soccer has a whole lot of ups and downs, it has a whole lot of twists and turns, however on the finish of the day, it’s all about your basis. And one thing that’s set my basis is my religion.
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“It’s one thing I’m not good in, however I attempt to work on a regular basis to be higher, and I positively suppose that’s what saved me. If it helps encouraging anyone to assist them of their lives, no matter they’re going by way of, then I’m all for it.”
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