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Infamous Baseball Pitcher John Rocker Among New "Survivor" Castaways

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:14:49 +0000

Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS(NEW YORK) -- The new season of Survivor will have one of the more controversial castaways in the history of the show.

Former Major League Baseball pitcher John Rocker has been named one of the 18 contestants for the 29th season of Survivor, which premieres on CBS on September 24. Rocker, whose best days as a ballplayer came with the Atlanta Braves, gained infamy in the late 1990s when he made disparaging remarks about foreigners, among other groups of people, in a Sports Illustrated interview.

The new season of Survivor will see the return of Exile Island and the "Blood vs. Water" theme, in which castaways initially compete with loved ones. Rocker will be a castaway alongside his girlfriend.

Among the other notable castaways is Nadiya Anderson, a two-time Amazing Race contestant who will compete with her sister.

As always, a one-million-dollar grand prize will be on the line.

Here's a rundown of the cast:

Brothers
Drew Christy     
Age: 25     
Winter Park, Fla.      
Traveling Sales Rep    

Alec Christy
Age: 22
Winter Park, Fla.
Student

Married
Jeremy Collins    
Age: 36     
Foxboro, Mass.       
Firefighter     

Val Collins
Age: 35
Foxboro, Mass.
Police Officer

Dating
Reed Kelly     
Age: 31     
New York, N.Y.       
Broadway Performer/Model/Aerialist 

Josh Canfield
Age: 32
New York, N.Y.
Singer, Actor, Writer

College Sweethearts
Jon Misch     
Age: 26     
Waterford, Mich.      
Financial Assistant    

Jaclyn Schultz
Age: 25
Las Vegas, Nev. 
Media Buyer

Dating
John Rocker     
Age: 39     
Atlanta, Ga.         
Former MLB Player   
Julie McGee
Age: 34
Atlanta, Ga.
Model/Owner of Spray Tan Business

Sisters
Natalie Anderson     
Age: 28     
Edgewater, N.J.       
Crossfit Coach and Student

Nadiya Anderson
Age: 28
Edgewater, N.J.
Crossfit Coach, Project Coordinator at Bridge2Peace

Father & Son
Keith Nale     
Age: 53     
Shreveport, La.        
Fire Captain     

Wes Nale
Age: 23
Shreveport, La.
Firefighter

Mother & Daughter
Missy Payne     
Age: 47     
Dallas, Texas        
Owner of a Competitive Cheerleading Gym  

Baylor Wilson
Age: 20
Nashville, Tenn.
Student

Father & Daughter

Dale Wentworth     
Age: 55     
Ephrata, Wash.      
Farmer      

Kelley Wentworth
Age: 28
Seattle, Wash. 
Marketing Manager


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