Friday, December 30, 2011

Black footballer says criticism of him was not racist

Because two of his harshest critics were black?
Because Cam Newton has set the NFL on fire this season, it seems silly to think back to when scouts and experts wouldn't go near the Panthers rookie quarterback's bandwagon.

Some of Newton's critics were so harsh that his mentor, Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon, believed their reviews were racially charged. But Newton wouldn't play up the race card in an interview for next month's issue of ESPN The Magazine, instead pointing to people's bias because of past failed high-pick QBs -- although there is a catch to what he says.

"I can't sit up here and look at it like, 'Oh man, my critics are racist,' " Newton said. "I blame JaMarcus Russell and to some degree Vince Young.

Now, about the catch, Newton specifically blames two black quarterbacks for his being disrespected, so maybe the criticism was racial but no so much racist (there is a difference)?

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

That follows the liberal notion that only White's are racist, when in fact, true racists are almost always black.

Anonymous said...

"true racists are almost always black."

Please point to a study that backs up your claim.

Bird of Paradise said...

Its only racsisim if conservatives say anything offensive to liberal minoraties in the eyes of the leftists news media reptiles

President Not Sure said...

Anon 3:18: No need for any "study" to prove it, just like I wouldnt need a study to prove that water is wet.. Thats just reality.

stinky said...

Russel & Young, sure, but the list needn't stop there nor be confined to either blacks or qb's: Ryan Leaf, for example, or Bryan Bosworth.

The QB position can make or break a team, as can the waste of a high pick, so fan trepidation is understandable, but having watched Newton this year, albeit only a little, he sure looks like the real deal, at least so far.

Anonymous said...

President Not Sure,

You do what conservatards do best, make up facts without even a hint of validity. Of course you will not point to a study. You are just too stupid to do so.

Anon 3:05 said...

Anonymous 3:18 said...
"Please point to a study that backs up your claim."

I don't need s study to know what is common knowledge. Put down your charts and studies and get out into the real world. That's where the evidence is. And, in abundance.

Anonymous said...

"Beware of those who cry racism, for they are the true racists..."

jonjayray said...

The vast majority of reported interracial assaults are by blacks on whites so if there any racism it would seem to be among blacks

Anonymous said...

President Not Sure,

You do what conservatards do best, make up facts without even a hint of validity. Of course you will not point to a study. You are just too stupid to do so.

THIS WAS PREVIOUSLY CENSORED BY Mr. Free Speech, JONJAYRAY