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HuffPost’s New National Security Fellow is an ex-NFL Player…and 9/11 Truther

Huffington Post, no stranger to the celebrity hire, announced Wednesday that its new national security fellow was ex-NFL wide receiver Donte Stallworth. “Donte has a quick mind, an insatiable curiosity and a passion for politics — the necessary qualities of a great journalist,” HuffPost’s Ryan Grim said Wednesday, and indeed Stallworth has written (and tweeted plenty) about news and politics.

There’s just one problem:

“That doesn’t represent how he thinks today,” Grim told Poytner after the tweets came to light. “You know, that was five years ago, and people say dumb things, but that shouldn’t define him.”

However, this most recent was from 2013:

Stallworth also has some thoughts about what “they don’t want you to know” about the H1N1 vaccine:

UPDATE: Stallworth tweeted about his controversial tweets Thursday morning:

Several tweetsters asked Stallworth to be more specific as to what “that tweet” referred to.

[h/t Washington Post]

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