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‘We All Have A Price’: Colin Cowherd Says He Turned Down ‘Six Figure’ LIV Golf Offer

FOX Sports host Colin Cowherd revealed on Wednesday’s episode of “The Marchand and Woolland Sports Media Podcast” that he had been approached to work for LIV Golf.

Popular sports commentator share A Saudi-backed venture reportedly approached one of his shows with a “six-figure” offer. Cowherd said he considered the offer, but said his ties to families affected by the 9/11 attacks were too great to ignore. (Related: LIV Golf no longer publishes embarrassing all-time low TV ratings)

“Listen, I was once in a situation where I was paid because I had a six-figure offer on one of my shows and I was splitting the income with several different people.” Cowherd said. “What I learned was that I knew people who were connected to 9/11. What would they think of me if they knew?”

Cowherd declined the offer, but said a more lucrative offer could have enticed him to join the Saudi-funded golf tour. He argued that LIV he didn’t want to pass judgment on people who decided to do business with golf because everyone has a “price.”

“I decided, yeah, I just wasn’t happy with it. If it was $10 million, I probably would have taken it. $20 million? $30 million? So I I knew I felt bad about it, so I didn’t want to judge.But we all pay a price, right?” said Cowherd.

Cowherd sympathized with the golfer who signed with LIV Golf last summer, saying he previously claim Anyone would cooperate with Saudi Arabia if offered hundreds of millions of dollars. The sports host claimed most people would “streamline” the offer.

“Everyone is morally flexible, right? If you get offered $150 million? I’m saying you’ll do it and you’ll verify or rationalize why. Our government is Saudi Arabia.” We are streamlining our dealings with Saudi Arabia because Saudi Arabia is a good trading partner in a hostile part of the world,” Cowherd said last summer.

LIV Golf, a tour funded by Saudi Arabia public investment fundhas been criticized for its association with repressive regime.Last summer, several prominent golfers I participated I joined the LIV Golf Tour after receiving a high paying offer. The PGA Tour announced Tuesday: merge Sparkling at LIV Golf anger And call on PGA Commissioner Jay Monahan. resignation.

Opponents of LIV Golf accused Tour of being part of Saudi Arabia sports wash — Using sport to ameliorate a country’s harmful international reputation. Saudi Arabia is to my hometown 15 of the 19 hijackers on September 11, maintain the possibility of the death penalty for Prohibit homosexuality and restrict women’s rights. In 2018, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) determined that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman called for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. according to to the Washington Post.

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