Penn State wrestler Aaron Brooks is under fire for comments he made after a recent match. While Brooks clearly expressed his faith in Jesus, something that is not entirely uncommon for Christian athletes, Brooks raised eyebrows with his offhand criticism of Islam.
Brooks’ comments came after his win over Northern Iowa’s Parker Keckeisen, which secured Brooks his third consecutive individual NCAA title.
During the post match interview, Brooks, 22, was asked how his faith helps him “on a night like tonight.”
“It’s everything. Christ’s resurrection is everything,” Brooks responded. “Not just his life, but his death and resurrection. You can only get that through him—the Holy Spirit only through him.”