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NFL star Marcus Johnson takes the plunge, gets baptized in hotel pool

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Well, God bless him. The circumstances might be a little, um, unconventional. And it seems clear it wasn’t a Catholic ceremony. But a public profession of faith—especially by a high profile sports figure—is something to celebrate and support.

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Marcus Johnson, a wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles, said he was baptized in a North Carolina swimming pool Thursday with the support of several of his teammates — and tweeted out a photo of the event.

“First time being Baptized! Corporate Worship is a beautiful thing!! Cleaned & Reborn in JESUS name!! #WholeHeartedly,” Johnson tweeted Thursday.

ohnson was baptized in Charlotte at the hotel where the team was staying, according to CBS Sports. The Eagles beat the Carolina Panthers Thursday, with a score of 28-23.

Alongside Johnson during his baptism was quarterback Carson Wentz, tight end Zach Ertz, offensive guard Stefen Wisniewski, tight end Trey Burton, linebacker Jordan Hicks and backup quarterback Nick Foles, among others, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

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Photo: Twitter

Deacon Greg Kandra
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Deacon Greg Kandra is a Roman Catholic deacon in the Diocese of Brooklyn, New York. For nearly three decades, he was a writer and producer for CBS News, where he contributed to a variety of programs and was honored with every major award in broadcasting. Deacon Greg now serves as Multimedia Editor for Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA.) He and his wife live in Forest Hills, New York.
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