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Agnieszka Radwanska dropped by church group after ESPN's Body Issue

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   July 17, 2013 at 12:20 AM   |   Comments

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July 17 (UPI) -- Agnieszka Radwanska, a 24-year-old Polish tennis star ranked no. 4 in the world, was one of 21 athletes who posed nude for ESPN's annual Body Issue. Though Radwanska's participation in the shoot was relatively tame -- she sat poolside with a collection of tennis balls -- a Polish-Catholic group called the Youth Crusade has cut ties with the sports star.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Youth Crusade cited their former spokeswoman's “immoral behavior” as the reason for dropping her.

"Personally I am very sorry that someone declaring herself to be on the side of Jesus has at the same time played up to the mentality of those who treat people as just a thing to be looked at," Father Marek Dziewiecki, of Youth Crusade, said in a statement.

Radwanska has filmed promotional campaigns for the religious group, declaring, "I'm not ashamed of Jesus."

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