Lin Meets With Ex-ESPN Headline Writer
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(WSCR) Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin had lunch Tuesday with the former ESPN writer who used a racially-insensitive headline directed at Lin.
According to a report, Lin met with the 28-year-old Anthony Federico during a Knicks off-day.
Federico was fired from ESPN after he wrote a headline that appeared on ESPN’s mobile site for 35 minutes in the early-morning hours of Feb. 19.
“It went incredible,” Federico said. “I’m just so excited we had a chance to meet. We talked for an hour. I’m just so thankful.”
A member of Lin’s family reached out to Federico to set up the get-together.
“The fact that he reached out to me,” Federico said. “The fact that he took the time to meet with me in his insanely busy schedule . . . He’s just a wonderful, humble person. He didn’t have to do that, especially after everything had kind of died down for the most part.
“We talked more about matters of faith [and] reconciliation. We talked about our shared Christian values and what we’re both trying do with this situation . . . We didn’t talk about the headline for more than three minutes.”