HuffPo Hires NFL Player and 9/11 Truther as ‘Politics Fellow’

Curtis Kalin
By Curtis Kalin | September 4, 2014 | 9:38 AM EDT

The Huffington Post has hired a new ‘politics fellow’ for their site, and lucky for HuffPo’s readers, his commentary will be backed up by zero experience covering politics or government.

Former NFL Wide Receiver Donte’ Stallworth’s new position and focus on national security should be tempered by his previous statements on everything from American oppression of African Americans to conspiracy theories about the terrorist attacks on 9/11.

Stallworth tweeted in 2009 that there was “NO WAY 9/11 was carried out by ‘dying’ Bin Laden, 19 men who couldn't fly a damn kite.”

In 2013, Stallworth blamed Ronald Reagan for “flooding” inner cities with cocaine in order to destroy “certain neighborhoods.”

USA Today described Stallworth’s new gig as “breaking into political journalism.” Indeed. As opposed to the best and brightest, HuffPo is banking on the inexperienced and extreme.

UPDATE: Stallworth appeared to walk back his conspiratorial 9/11 views today: