- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

If you ever wanted to date an Olympic gymnast like say team USA’s Aly Raisman, it couldn’t hurt to record a short video and make sure she sees it. Of course, it helps to be an attractive athlete in your own right.

Miss Raisman confirmed to People magazine Tuesday that she and former Oakland Raiders tight end Colton Underwood — he was released from the team’s practice squad in late August — are seeing each other. The two were photographed Monday night on the red carpet outside the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Ceremony hosted at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Mr. Underwood famously asked out the gold medalist in August via a short video which was shown to the gymnast during a Yahoo! Sports feature.

While the initial request involved a double date with former Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson and her husband, Oakland Raiders linebacker Andrew East, the two actually started dating thanks to a chance encounter at an airport, Ms. Raisman said.

“We happened to both be in Denver at the same time,” Miss Raisman told People. “I was there for less than 12 hours, he was flying in for just a few days. it just ended up working perfectly.”

 


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