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The former pro football athlete and sports commentator Ahmad Rashad has rebounded nicely from his marriage to Sale Johnson (the ex-wife of NY Jets owner Woody Johnson. his new relationship is being kept on the down low….. until now.

Rashad is said to be dating Valerie Jarret, the most trusted senior advisor to President Obama.  

“They haven’t gone out in public,” one source told Page Six‘s Richard Johnson. “They are sneaking around.” (Rashad’s manager did not respond to questions about the relationship, and the White House declined to comment on Jarrett’s personal life.)

Rashad, who played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Buffalo Bills and Minnesota Vikings over a 10 year period.

He had two brief marriages in the 1970s and was wed to “The Cosby Show” actress Phylicia Rashad from 1985 to 2001 (the two share a daughter, Broadway star Condola Rashad). He married Sale in 2007, and they separated about a year ago.