Michelle Beadle going to prom with paralyzed hockey player Jack Jablonski

“I know that he’s a badass and someone I look up to immensely,” Beadle says.
By Evan Bleier   |   March 13, 2014 at 9:43 AM   |   Comments

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March 13 (UPI) -- Minnesota hockey player Jack Jablonski might be paralyzed from the chest down, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have some big…guts.

In 2011, Jablonski was paralyzed after being checked into the boards head-first during a high school hockey game so he began co-hosting a weekly Hockey Night in Minnesota segment on 105 The Ticket because he can no longer play the game.

He asked ESPN personality Michelle Beadle to appear on the show on Wednesday and then he had another request for her -- accompany him to prom. The SportsNation co-host accepted.

“I’d formally like to invite you to my prom,” Jablonski said.

“Seriously, I would love it,” Beadle responded. “Can I wear an ’80s dress to the prom? And no alcoholic beverages, Jack, I will be watching.”

According to Beadle, she’s known Jablonski on Twitter for a number of years

“I know that he’s a badass and someone I look up to immensely,” Beadle told Larry Brown Sports in an email. “I was shocked when he asked today. And I adore him for doing it live on the radio. I’m honored to squeeze my 38 year old behind into a formal gown for a great night!”

The prom will take place on April 26 at Benilde-St. Margaret’s School in St. Louis Park.

[Larry Brown Sports]

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