January 29, 2013 08:00 AM by Megan Wilson
As we previously reported, ABC is currently filming a new show. Once dubbed “Celebrity Diving”, the diving themed competition is now going under the name “Splash”. Joined by The Girls Next Door‘s Kendra Wilkinson, Katherine Webb, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the show pits celebrity against celebrity in diving challenges. From what we’re hearing, diving is much more dangerous than we all thought-and NFL linebacker Ndamukong Suh can prove it; he saved fellow diver, comedian Louie Anderson. Read the details below!
TMZ originally released the report that Louie Anderson had to be rescued by Ndamukong Suh and judge Greg Louganis, and they tweeted photos of the incident. It seems that Louie became incredibly exhausted while practicing his diving. He was trying to exit the pool, and was unable to lift himself up the ladder. After repeatedly falling back into the pool, he finally gave up trying, and started to sink to the bottom. Ndamukong and Greg jumped in to help pull Louie up and get him out of the water. Once he was on dry land, he coughed up water for several minutes.
Although Suh has been banned from the football field, he didn’t clear his participation in the show before signing up. It seems that his coaches in the NFL aren’t worried, although it seems that they do have some concerns about his potential to win in the diving show. His NFL coach Jim Schwartz said, “I did take a couple physics courses, but there’s something about displacement of water, but it has to do with like mass and density and Ndamukong Suh’s going to displace some. Even if he goes in like those Chinese divers that don’t even make a ripple, it’s going to move a lot of water. There’ll be a tsunami somewhere because it’s just – that should be probably more ‘Celebrity Cannonballing.’ But Ndamukong’s a good athlete. He played soccer. He’s a really good athlete for a big man.”
Louie resumed diving shortly after, and reps say that he’s feeling great and loving the competition.
No matter where Suh places in the competition, we’re glad he was there to jump in to save Louie! Will you be watching the show? Let us know in the comments!
Photo Credit: CBS