INDIANAPOLIS – Naked offensive linemen in a magazine?
Yes, you read that correctly.
Colts offensive linemen Anthony Castonzo, Todd Herremans and Jack Mewhort will appear in the "Body Issue" of ESPN The Magazine next month.
Castonzo (6-7 and 311 pounds), Mewhort (6-6 and 312 pounds) and Herremans (6-6, 323 pounds) will certainly capture the strength aspect the magazine is looking for in this issue.
Mewhort's personality, and his body, will now get to be seen by eyes from all over the world.
"I've always been a big kid," Mewhort told ESPN. "That's why when I got this call I was like 'They want to see me naked?' I thought I was getting punked."
A total of 24 athletes will appear in the popular issue, including the likes of Bryce Harper (Washington Nationals), Kevin Love (Cleveland Cavaliers) and Odell Beckham Jr. (New York Giants).
The Body Issue will debut online on July 6 and appear July 10 on newsstands. This marks the seventh year ESPN has run the issue, as accompanying interviews from the athletes will also be in the magazine.
"Our goal is to continue to evolve the issue year after year," ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com editor in chief Chad Millman said. "The ability to capture both the strength and vulnerability of these extraordinary athletes through such powerful images and introspective interviews is incredibly moving."
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