By Christopher Leelum
The word “confess” usually involves reluctantly admitting some wrongdoing — a secret, a lie, a crime.
So when Arian Foster, the star NFL running back for the Houston Texans, appeared in ESPN The Magazine under the headline “The Confession of Arian Foster,” I thought he might be conceding to being a steroid-using North Korean national living here illegally.
No, he’s an atheist.
The fact that this revelation of a simple personal belief came with a “confession” headline was troubling, because the discussion transcends that.
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