Obama Invites Dungy To Join Faith Council

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy has been invited to join a White House faith-based advisory council

Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy speaks after the announcement that he will retire in Indianapolis, Monday, Jan. 12, 2009. Dungy has been a head football coach in the NFL for 13 years, seven with the Colts. He will be replaced by Jim Caldwell. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy has been invited to join a White House faith-based advisory council.

Dungy publicist Todd Starowitz confirmed Tuesday that President Barack Obama had invited the former coach to join the advisory council on faith-based and neighborhood partnerships. He said Dungy had not decided whether to accept.

White House Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton declined comment.

Americans United for separation of church and state has criticized Dungy's selection, citing his 2007 support for efforts in Indiana to ban same-sex marriage.

Dungy retired from the Colts in January. He previously worked on a White House council on civic participation under President George W. Bush.

(Copyright 2009 By The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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