The Next Bachelor Is A Former NFL Player. But Not Everybody’s Happy

Jena Greene | Reporter

Former NFL player Colton Underwood has been tapped to be the next star of “The Bachelor,” but not everyone’s elated about the selection.

Underwood, who was a finalist on Becca Kufrin’s season, signed as an undrafted agent with the San Diego Chargers as in 2014. He also briefly dated Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman and went on to date former “Bachelor” contestant Tia Booth.

Funny seeing you here

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Plenty of spoilers suggested Colton would be the next Bachelor and ABC confirmed the news Tuesday.

Colton polarized the “Bachelor” audience after he told Bachelorette Becca Kufrin he was still a virgin during one of the show’s final episodes. She ultimately ended up sending him home, much to the chagrin and excitement of many viewers who still clearly have many opinions on his place in the ABC franchise.

Well, most everyone was pretty bummed.

I can’t understand the mass outrage about Colton other than the fact that he left “Bachelor In Paradise” after only a few episodes because he didn’t want to date anybody else once he and Tia broke up.

He had this out-of-body experience where he pretty much just sobbed and looked off into the Sayulita coastline. He at least seemed heartbroken and definitely not ready to date again anytime soon.

But, hey, everybody deserves a second shot at love. I’m all in on this pick. If for no other reason than the mass chaos we’re about to witness.

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