Boy, former New York Giants Super Bowl hero David Tyree really doesn't like gay marriage. Tyree said he would trade his once-in-a-lifetime Super Bowl heroics to stop gays from marrying each other.
Tyree spoke out against gay marriage last week. Now with a vote in the state Senate pending, the wide receiver is going even further.
Tyree is best known for a late-game catch in Super Bowl XLII, trapping the ball against his helmet while being tackled. The Giants went on to an unlikely upset of the previously undefeated New England Patriots.
"The catch was a gift, it's not like I'd try to do it. I couldn't do it again so that was a miracle," he said, according to theNew York Daily News. "There's nothing worth more than [maintaining heterosexual marriage] right here for me."
Asked if he'd give up the Super Bowl to stop gay marriage, Tyree said: "Honestly, I probably would."
He added, "Nothing means more to me than that my God would be honored. Being the fact that I firmly believe that God created and ordained marriage between a man and a woman, I believe that that's something that should be fought for at all costs. So I'll lay down everything I am to preserve the honor and integrity of the God that I serve."
Tyree believes gay marriage will lead to "anarchy."
"So once you allow something like same-sex marriage, it opens up the door for a continual softening to the backbone of our society, which will eventually, for generations to come, open up the door for who knows, polygamy, and all other things."
Tyree said he is not concerned about alienating Giants fans who revere him for The Catch.
"I have no care of my image," he said. "I'm not necessarily here to be politically correct. All of my convictions come from my faith. I speak strong for that."