Radwanska dropped by church group

Tennis star Agnieszka Radwanska has been dropped from her role as ambassador for a Catholic youth movement after she posed nude in ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue, according to Agence France-Presse.

A Polish Catholic group known as Krucjata Mlodych, or Youth Crusade, said it was severing its relationship with the 24-year-old Polish native for what it said was "immoral behavior" in the ESPN spread.

Radwanska, a devout Catholic, had previously urged young Poles to assert pride in their faith in television ads for the group in which she spelled out the word "Jesus" with tennis balls, AFP reported.

Radwanska was among several athletes who stripped down to pose in the fifth annual Body Issue. Other athletes photographed include San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, 77-year-old golf Hall of Famer Gary Player, Olympic volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings -- during and after her pregnancy -- and Matt Harvey and Giancarlo Stanton from Major League Baseball.

ESPN The Magazine Editor-in-Chief Chad Millman said the athletes are "proud of the work they put into being strong and powerful and we're proud that they trust us to capture that."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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