Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 11/16/14
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Understand right off the bat that I am not saying that Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper doesn’t need sensitivity training or any other kind of education after he was caught on video making a vile racial remark at a country music concert he attended last month. What he did was wrong, and deserves correction. My issue is with the double standard that is being applied. Just a few weeks ago, in wake of the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case, several NFL players gave their opinions on the not guilty verdict for Zimmerman. Many expressed their shock and disappointment over the decision by the jury, and there were a couple of individuals that went beyond with very careless and insensitive responses. Of course, I am talking about Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White and New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz. In the case of Cruz, it was a bit of a surprise to see him post what he did on Twitter because he appeared to be rather mild-mannered and respectful in the past. Moments after the verdict went public, Cruz posted “Zimmerman doesn’t last a year before the hood catches up with him,” which then was deleted shortly there after. Roddy [...]
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