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NFL analyst Dexter Manley apologizes for saying ‘Black quarterbacks are used to running from the law’

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NFL analyst Dexter Manley did his best impression of “The Boondocks” character, Uncle Ruckus. For those who are unfamiliar with the show, Uncle Ruckus is an old an ornery Black man who hates everything associated with black people. The character was a parody, but it also revealed how some Blacks have an issue with self-hate.


On Jan. 3, Manley was attempting to make a point about Black quarterbacks. Manley said, “Black quarterbacks like running the football because they’re probably used to running from the law.”

Manley, who has had issues with drug abuse, was one of only two persons of color on CBS’ “Game On” NFL show. Most of his co-panelists laughed slightly before looking uncomfortable and changing the subject.


Manley has since apologized for his statement and admitted that he says things without thinking. But Manley’s “joke” comes at a time when players such as Cam Newton and Russell Wilson have finally been able to crush previous stereotypes with their play. Manley should probably stick to the facts instead of inserting jokes that will prove his lack of intelligence.

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