ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Raiders tight end Colton Underwood said he never expected the kind of attention he would get when he sent gymnast Aly Raisman a video asking the Olympic gold medalist out on a date.
"I was just asking a girl on a date and it sort of turned into something much bigger," Underwood said Tuesday. "She did a great job and her whole team did of representing the USA. So I felt like it was only right for me to send a congratulations and extend an offer when she got back and had some down time."
Underwood, 24, is a second-year tight end trying to land a spot on the Raiders' 53-man roster. That will be a tougher challenge than getting Raisman to agree to go out on a double date with Underwood and teammate Andrew East and East's wife, former Olympian Shawn Johnson.