The utter most annoying thing about sports news has to be Jason Whitlock. He absolutely has to bring up the “race card” in almost every story he has. For example, Jeff Ireland asked NFL draftee Dez Bryant, who was eventually drafted by the Cowboys, if his mother was a prostitute. Whitlock’s article on the occurrence brought up the subject that some people might think of it as a situation of a white man asking a black kid about his mother’s possibility of being a prostitute. This is not the case. There was an allegation rising throughout the draft that Dez Bryant’s mother was a prostitute. If I was going to invest millions of dollars into a player for my franchise, I would need to know if my player had a stable life with good influences and a stable upbringing. Now, Whitlock later states this in his article, but the race subject did not need to be brought up and that was his plan. To bring it up so you would begin to think about it. Whitlock looks for and feeds off of controversy. It’s what fills most of his articles.
You might think by just looking at the article that I was wrong and that it was just a coincidence that he brought it up. No, that is not the case. He constantly talks about how racism is running rampant through the NFL. It is in nearly every article he writes.
Furthermore, if there was ANY racism or racist remarks being allowed in the NFL there would be complaints galore. The players, coaches, general managers, owners and other positions in this league, of any race, would not stand for it. No matter what race the derogatory remark was aimed at or who said it.
So, Whitlock, when you have an actual reason to believe that an owner, or anyone else for that matter, is being discriminate or otherwise racist towards a player, let us know. Otherwise, don’t cry wolf.