Dexter Manley, a former Washington Redskins defensive end, came under fire last weekend after he made an incredibly racist remark that was supposed to be a “joke” regarding black quarterbacks while on air at CBS station WUSA.
His words exactly:
“Most of the black quarterbacks, they like running, because they probably used to running from the laws.”
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Manley was discussing mobile quarterbacks in the NFL, which includes Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers and Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, both of whom have had phenomenal seasons and are currently in the playoffs, and they both also happen to be black.
Manley, who is known for making offensive statements (he was banned from one D.C. radio station for calling Troy Aikman a “queer”), instantly realized what he said was ridiculous and quickly apologized.
Dexter Manley apologizes immediately after making controversial comments. @Deadspin @bomani_joneshttps://t.co/wflJcddR4d
— WUSA9 (@wusa9) January 3, 2016
“I made a comment about this black quarterback stuff,” he said. “I do apologize and, you know, I say some things I don’t think about sometimes.”