ABC announced the newest contestants on the 12th season of Dancing With The Stars, and the sports world is strongly representing. Hines Ward, Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett and Sugar Ray will all battle it out for the Crystal Ball Trophy.
Although the season hasn’t even started, Baskett was named as the season favorite to win the season. The oddsmaker site Bodog.com put Baskett’s chances at 3:1.
When asked about the upcoming season, Baskett told E!, “It couldn’t have come at a more perfect time in my life. I’m almost back to my prebaby body so I’m excited for all the costumes! I’ve always loved the show, so its really cool I get to be on it. I have a competitive streak in me so I’m so excited to compete!”
I wonder if Kendra’s routines will consist of a pole? Good luck to Kendra, Hines && Sugar Ray!
Hank Baskett, NFL receiver but best known for his marriage to Kendra Wilkinson, was released form the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday. But Baskett was not without a job for long because he signed with the Minnesota Vikings today after the team failed to trade for San Diego Chargers receiver Vincent Jackson.
The Vikings were in need of a receiver, and Baskett started his career in Minnesota. Baskett signed as a rookie undrafted free agent in 2006 out of the University of New Mexico
This is the second time Baskett has been released by the Eagles. After being released by Philadelphia in 2009, Baskett went on to play for the Inianapolis Colts where he was involved in a controversial slip up in Super Bowl XLIV.
Baskett and Wilkinson have their own reality show on E! Good luck in Minnesota Hank, but Thejerserychaser.com says to keep your day job!!