Report: Former MLB star Jeff Kent to be on next season of CBS's Survivor
Popular Survivor website SurvivorFever.net has former Major League star Jeff Kent listed as one of the contestants for the next season of the popular reality show, set in the Phillipines, and the report has picked up a lot of traction on the Net -- although no one seems to know if the site is reliable.
The most notable contestant the show has snagged was former Miami Hurricanes/Dallas Cowboys/Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson. Former NFL quarterback Gary Hogeboom and former NFL defensive tackle Steve Wright also participated.
Kent, 44, retired following the 2008 season after a career that many argue merits enshrinement in the Hall of Fame. The 2000 National League MVP, who spent the bulk of his time at second base, had his most productive years with the San Francisco Giants, and hit .290 with 377 homers and 1,518 RBIs over 17 seasons. He also had a famously prickly relationship with former teammate Barry Bonds, an experience that might serve him well on the show.