White House Correspondents’ Dinner: Athletes will crash nerd prom


(Charles Krupa / AP)

The White House Correspondents’ Dinner, the annual schmoozefest that’s big inside the Beltway, is Saturday night and it will draw a fairly stellar group of athletes, including one who gobbled up headlines during the NFL playoffs.

Richard Sherman, he of the NFC championship game rant that triggered a national debate, will attend the nerd prom along with his girlfriend as a guest of the Huffington Post.

Tony Romo, the Dallas Cowboys quarterback, will attend as a guest of Fox.

Other athletes who will make the scene include:

Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts (Thomson Reuters)

Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings (Thomson Reuters)

Sage Kotsenburg, 2014 Olympic gold medalist in snowboard slopestyle (NBC Universal)

Cam Newton (NBC Universal)

Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker (The Hill)

Lindsey Vonn (People)

Joel McHale is the emcee for the dinner. Reliable Source and The Hill have the rundown on the guest list.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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