WWE issued the following:
Sports Illustrated has announced that 16-time World Champion John Cena will be honored as the recipient of this year’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award at Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year Awards. The prestigious award is bestowed each year to an athlete or sports figure who embodies the ideals of sportsmanship, leadership and philanthropy and has used sports as a platform to make the world a better place.
The Cenation Leader joins previous recipients of the award, including Magic Johnson, Jack Nicklaus, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jim Brown, Bill Russell and Colin Kaepernick. The Sportsperson of the Year Awards will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 11, and will be televised nationally on Thursday, Dec. 13, at 9/8 C on NBCSN.
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