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Sammy Watkins is a flat earther.

When Lindsey Thiry interviewed Sammy Watkins in the locker room, she never expected to be the source of a massive social media frenzy.


Emily Treadgold


When Lindsey Thiry interviewed Sammy Watkins in the locker room, she never expected to be the source of a massive social media frenzy. She explains that what started as a normal conversation about football shifted into more philosophical things and she joked with Watkins about believing in the flat-earth theory and he said he believed it.

Lindsey asked if she could tweet it and he agreed. For those who dont know, flat-earthers believe that the earth is flat rather than the oblate spheroid that science would have us believe.

I said, Sammy, youre not one of those guys who thinks the earth is flat, are you? And he goes, Well, yeah, I do,' Thiry said in her video. “I said, Sammy? He said, Yeah, I do. I said, Im tweeting this, and he said, OK.'

The flat-earth myth has been gaining popularity in recent months by NBA stars like Kyrie Irving and Draymond Green.