NFL Player Publicly Asks Out Aly Raisman, It Works

Well played, Colton Underwood
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 23, 2016 5:35 PM CDT
Aly Raisman performs on the floor during the artistic gymnastics women's apparatus final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.   (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

(Newser) – What do you do after winning gold as part of the most dominant women's gymnastics team in Olympic history? Apparently let your friends set you up on a very public blind date. It started with a Yahoo! Sports video in which Oakland Raiders tight end Colton Underwood says Aly Raisman should "let me know" if she's in San Jose and is interested in a date. ABC News reports former Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson is married to one of Underwood's teammates. Raisman says she's heard about Underwood from Johnson in the past and that "he's very cute," according to the Washington Post. "Thanks for the sweet video...looking forward to meeting you," Raisman tweeted at Underwood. Now the two are going on a double date with Johnson and her husband. (Read more Aly Raisman stories.)

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