Rick Reilly

Active - 1986 - 2008  |   Born - Feb 3, 1958 in Boulder, Colorado, United States  |   Genres - Comedy, Drama

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  • Challenged Sammy Sosa to a post-game drug test in 2002 after Sosa claimed he would take one if someone offered it to him. The slugger was not amused by Reilly's offer and threatened the writer.
  • Founded the Nothing but Nets charity, which supplies mosquito nets to children in malaria-stricken African communities.
  • Voted Sportswriter of the Year 11 times while at Sports Illustrated. 
  • Cowrote the screenplay for Leatherheads, a comedy about mid-1920s pro football that starred George Clooney and Renee Zellweger.
  • Showed off his 7-handicap golf ability by winning a father-son golf tournament with his son at Denver Country Club. 
  • Honored with the prestigious 2009 Damon Runyan Award for Outstanding Contributions to Journalism.