Is Reality TV Worth Erin Andrews Risking Her Life?

Earlier this month, TMZ.com reported a man in Newport News, VA., sent this email to the Dan Patrick Show in late March:

Erin Andrews on Dancing With The Stars

“I would like to see if Erin Andrews can dance her way through a hail of gunfire. Better yet I would love to shoot her with a Barrett rifle. Get the pun — her stalker was mr. Barrett and the barrett rifle is an ultra expensive 50 cl. rifle with a range over a mile.

“In spite of this email and others, law enforcement sources tell us the FBI is resistant to making an arrest, because authorities believe the author is engaging in free speech … which is protected.”

“By the way, sources familiar with the author tell us he’s 6′9″ and very bulky.”

TMZ.com previously reported several other emails from the same person directed at Andrews to the Dan Patrick Show that included more death threats and specifically referenced a “suicide vest.”

Erin Andrews on Dancing With The Stars

Knowing the seriousness of the stalker ordeal that Andrews just went through, if TMZ and Andrews attorney Marshall Grossman’s depiction of these fresh threats is completely accurate, why on earth would the FBI refuse to arrest the man?

Erin Andrews on Dancing With The Stars Despite Death Threats

(In wake of TMZ reports of gun violence threats, worth it?)

If, god forbid, Andrews was somehow victimized physically by the emailer in the future, wouldn’t the FBI and Newport News police be blamed for not taking the man into custody? Can you imagine the uproar?

Erin Andrews on Dancing With The Stars

Despite these new reported threats - with the source of them reportedly still on the loose - Andrews was back on the reality show Dancing With The Stars last night, witness these screen captures from her performance.

So why is Andrews still out there? She recently explained the reason to People.com: Read more…