No, Noah Galloway Was Not Runner Up For ESPY Award Of Courage

Okay you know what? It's time to Google before we post. The circulation of the meme you see with Noah Galloway becoming the runner-up for the ESPY award for courage is quite false.

Let's clear the air, thanks to The Washington Post:

On Monday, ESPN announced that it would honor Caitlyn Jenner at the 2015 ESPYs with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. That July ceremony is set to be the stage for Jenner’s first major public appearance since unveiling her new identity, which is likely to result in record ratings for the telecast.

The problem is that there is no indication that ESPN was ever weighing the merits of Galloway, or anyone else, against those of the former Bruce Jenner.

The sports network’s press release announcing that Jenner would receive the Courage award makes no mention of any other nominees. The myth-busting Web site Snopes.com traced the misconception that Galloway was passed over to a tweet posted by Gerry Callahan, a Boston Herald columnist and co-host of the “Dennis and Callahan” radio show.

Also, check out the tweet made by Gerry Callahan below and click here to read the full article with more insight on the mix-up:

 

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