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Presidential sports endorsements: Romney gets Jay Cutler, A-Rod; Obama nabs Derek Jeter, LeBron

Nov 5, 2012, 3:38 PM EDT

A combination file photographs shows U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney speaking at campaign rallies Reuters

This news may have come too late to influence crucial swing voters, but Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has called an audible on Chicago radio show this morning, revealing his choice for president. It happened on his weekly appearance on WMVP-AM 1000, when Cutler was queried on politics by co-host Tom Waddle. Chicago Tribune:

“That’s a touchy subject,” Cutler said initially. “Yeah, I have been following the debates and everything. I do live in Tennessee. I’m voting for Mitt (Romney) this election season.”

Cutler then quickly asked co-hosts Waddle and Marc Silverman their voting choice.

“I’m voting for Mitt Romney, as well,” Waddle said. As many in attendance at Tommy Nevin’s in Evanston booed, Waddle added: “That’s what this country is all about: choice.”

Silverman said: “I am voting on Tuesday. … I’m voting for the president.”

Other endorsements of note:

Barack Obama:

Hank Aaron.
Muhammad Ali.
Carmelo Anthony.
Chris Bosh.
Vince Carter.
Marques Colston.
Vernon Davis.
Patrick Ewing.
Grant Hill.
LeBron James.
Derek Jeter.
Magic Johnson.
Michael Jordan.
Willie Mays.
Floyd Mayweather.
Shaquille O’Neal.
CM Punk.
Cristiano Ronaldo.
Wayne Rooney.
Derrick Rose.
Emmitt Smith.
Mike Tyson.
Charles Woodson.

Mitt Romney:

Greg Anthony.
Jim Courier.
Bob Cousey.
John Elway.
Mike Eruzione.
Rickie Fowler.
Rowdy Gaines.
Todd Helton.
Hulk Hogan.
Dan Jansen.
Peyton Manning.
Vince McMahon.
Jack Nicklaus.
Bobby Orr.
Richard Petty.
Bart Starr.
Alex Rodriguez.
Lewis Wolff.
Kristi Yamaguchi.

  1. drewsylvania - Nov 5, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    The biggest endorsement of Obama!

  2. drmonkeyarmy - Nov 5, 2012 at 7:50 PM

    There is something ironic about using the phrase. “That’s what this country is all about: choice” after endorsing Romney.

  3. 32stork - Nov 6, 2012 at 12:50 AM

    Of course Cutler is voing for Mitt. Cutler is a Vanderbilt man which means he’s smart and can think for himself.

    • ndnation23 - Nov 6, 2012 at 11:19 AM

      LMAO Cutler cant do crap for himself..hes an arrogant, spoiled little bia..which is likely why hes voting for Romney…

    • sasquash20 - Nov 6, 2012 at 12:49 PM

      He is rich he should vote republican. Everyone knows the republicans give the rich tax breaks. Its part of the plan to destroy the middle class and make the rich richer

  4. khard1250 - Nov 6, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    LeBron endorsing Obama just ensured all of Cleveland (and possibly Ohio) will vote for Romney.