The Muslim convert however is Ahmad Rashad, aka Robert Earl Moore, the football player. It’s not clear if he has switched to a more mainstream version of Islam, but he appears to have gotten started in the United Submitters International, a bit of a goofy splinter group whose leader, a pal of Rashad’s, claimed to be a prophet and was assassinated, likely on orders from Saudi Arabia.
Still with Jarrett’s background, you would have expected her to go Shiite. I hear Ahmadinejad is still on the market.
Ahmad Rashad, a Pro Bowl wide receiver, has made yet another great catch. The Minnesota Vikings legend has rebounded from his broken marriage to Sale Johnson — the ex-wife of Jets owner Woody Johnson — and is said to be dating Valerie Jarrett, President Obama’s most trusted senior adviser.
Rashad, a sportscaster and a close friend of Michael Jordan’s, is keeping the romance on the down low.
“They haven’t gone out in public,” one source told me. “They are sneaking around.” (Rashad’s manager did not respond to questions about the relationship, and the White House declined to comment on Jarrett’s personal life.)
Rashad, who was known as Bobby Moore before he became a Quranist, had two brief marriages in the 1970s and was wed to “The Cosby Show” actress Phylicia Rashad from 1985 to 2001 (the two share a daughter, Broadway star Condola Rashad). He married Sale in 2007, and they separated about a year ago.
Of her one and only marriage, to William Robert Jarrett, Valerie once e-mailed a reporter: “Married in 1983, separated in 1987, and divorced in 1988. Enough said.”
I’m not sure that dating Obama’s creepy nanny/adviser is really a great catch. Not unless your big goal is being appointed ambassador somewhere in exchange for dating Kim Jong Il’s African-American cross-gender doppleganger.