Originally written on The Lady Sportswriter  |  Last updated 11/28/12

Uh-oh, as if the Colorado Buffaloes needed any further negativity flung in their direction. Bill McCartney, a former head coach for the Colorado Buffaloes has spoken out against Colorado after the decision to unceremoniously dismiss Jon Embree after only two seasons. McCartney says, with no sugar coating, that Embree’s dismissal was likely racially motivated. In a radio appearance, McCartney said the school did not give Embree, who is black, the same opportunity to build up his program as his white predecessors had at Colorado and that race motivated the administration’s failure to stick with Embree. He added he personally was given more than two years to assemble the talent he needed playing for Colorado because he’s white. “Honestly, I believe it’s because I’m Caucasian. I believe black men have less opportunity, shorter time if you will,” McCartney told ESPN 102.3 FM listeners in a prepared letter, as quoted by the Denver Post. “It’s just like, (former coach) Dan Hawkins got five full years. Why not give Jon Embree five years? You signed him to a five-year contract. “Men of color have a more difficult road to tread. It didn’t happen to me. Why should it happen to a black man?” [...]

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2 Comments:
  • What a bunch of irresponsible idiots ! While I am sure racism exist to some extent in Colorado, Boulder is one of the most liberal areas that exist in Colorado! The fact that the man is an african american I doubt had any impact on his termination ....Could it be his lack of leadership ? Or the fact that his team only had one win ? Siting racism for his release is irresponsible at best ....Will someone PLEASE try to take responsibility for their actions or lack there of instead of blaming someone else or blaming society for their lot in life ? Coaches are fired every year ....It is football !! It happens !!!
  • Yes it had to be racism and nothing to do with a 4-21 record. Shut the hell up with the racism post. It only throws fuel on a fire that shouldn't exist. The coach himself threw a race card into the mix nobody else.
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