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Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. on Thursday. | Matt Rourke/Associated Press

Reports: Bill Cosby to embark on motivational speaking tour

SHARE Reports: Bill Cosby to embark on motivational speaking tour
SHARE Reports: Bill Cosby to embark on motivational speaking tour

According to Deadline.com and other outlets,Bill Cosby may be headed to a theater, town hall or church near you as the actor is apparently planning a motivational speaking tour. The announcement comes on the heels of the mistrial declaration in his sex assault trial. The topic of the tour is how to “warn young athletes and even ‘married men’ about the dangers of sex crime allegations.”

We have received hundreds of calls from civic organizations and churches who want to hear Mr. Cosby speak at town halls about the issue of criminal justice, how the deal he was given was taken away and the Willie Horton style ad that got the current D.A. in office and after Mr. Cosby, Cosby’s spokesman Andrew Wyatt told Deadline today. These organizations fear for young men and women today, this is bigger than Bill Cosby.

Tour stops may include Chicago, Birmingham, Ala., and Detroit, among other cities, according to the story.

“This issue can affect any young person, especially young athletes of today, and they need to know what they’re facing when they’re hanging out and partying, when they’re doing certain things that they shouldn’t be doing,” Wyatt told Good Day Alabama in an interview Wednesday.

Read more here.

The reaction on Twitter was swift:

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