Dexter Manley Still Uneducated

Published: Oct 30, 2013 12:00pm EDT
By taylorzanew, Sports Writer for Konsume Sports

Please Note: This article was updated Oct 30, 2013 @ 01:13pm EDT


Dexter Manley is in the news again for saying something dumb, which shouldn't be a shock to anyone. Now you may remember Dexter Manley because of his time with the Redskins. He has two Super Bowl titles and was a Pro Bowler in 1986 when he recorded a Redskins single season record 18.5 sacks. He would later go on to receive a lifetime ban from the NFL for violating the league’s drug policies.

I personally will always remember him from an article by Taylor Branch entitled "The Shame of College Sports". Dexter was famously quoted as saying that he had been functionally illiterate in college. Apparently Dexter didn’t use his time after football to better himself much based on what happened Monday.

On a live spot Dexter does for WTOP radio in Washington he was asked, jokingly, if Troy Aikman calling the game was a jinx for the Redskins. To which Manley replied that Troy Aikman was a… insert homophobic slur that rhymes with steer. To the radio stations hosts’ credit, they immediately made it clear that this wasn’t a topic for humor, and encouraged Manley to step back.

Dexter Manley issued the follow in response to the incident.

"In an interview with WTOP radio Monday, while intending to be funny, I used a slur to refer to Troy Aikman," he said. "It was wrong and insensitive. Anyone that knows me knows that's not who I am in my heart or mind. I want to apologize to Troy, but I mostly want to apologize to anyone else I offended. Like a lot of people in these times, I have to realize that what I thought was funny years ago doesn't work now. I'll do my best to make sure it doesn't happen again and hope you will accept my apology.”

If you listen to the audio of the interview it doesn’t sound at all like he was joking. His was just very matter of fact this is how I feel about Troy Aikman and then tried to play it off with a chuckle and a “I take it back” when the hosts told him that wasn’t acceptable.

Needless to say we have probably heard the end of Dexter Manley’s radio, or any other commentary, career.


Comments (1)

  • Anonymous   Feb 24, 2014 @ 01:13AM
    News Flash: This was not an uncommon rumor going around the league and in the Dallas club scene during the White House days. Having met Troy and many of the players from that era, I don't know that it's that far just can't say stuff like that anymore though -

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