- Roxanne Jones: For the NFL, silence is golden when it comes to political issues
- Fans looking for a Meryl Streep-style speech during Super Bowl won't get one, Jones writes
Roxanne Jones, a founding editor of ESPN Magazine and former vice president at ESPN, has worked as a producer, reporter and editor at the New York Daily News and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Jones is co-author of "Say it Loud: An Illustrated History of the Black Athlete." She talks politics, sports and culture weekly on Philadelphia's 900AM-WURD. The views expressed here are solely hers.
(CNN)A couple of weeks before Super Bowl XLII in 2008, when Barack Obama was running for president, I was on assignment for ESPN in Milan, covering Men's Fashion Week. With me were two professional athletes -- former NFL superstar Terrell Owens and an NBA rookie, Al Horford -- both fashionistas in their own right. I'd chosen the guys to be my fashion correspondents.