Updated: September 4, 2015


Gary Norris Gray-BASN Staff Reporter

This series was written 4 years ago and it seems like very little has changed in Bristol, Connecticut. Tom Brady can say and do anything and not be touched, while African American athletes continue to pay the price.

OAKLAND, CA-The Mouse gave a pass to Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps who was caught smoking a bong. They also gave a pass to Phoenix Mercury star Diana Taurasi who was drinking and driving.

The Mouse blasted WNBA star center Brittney Griner for abusing her wife and gave soccer goalie Hope Solo a pass for beating up her husband.

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In addition, it gave star quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots a pass twice. Brady had a baby out of wedlock a few years ago, the other for the shooting incident at a wedding party in the Islands.

Mr. Tom Brady gets another pass in 2015 as ESPN falls all over themselves trying to explain how the judge vacated his four game suspension.


Now think about this – if any one of the three incidents mentioned above had been committed by an African American athlete what would The Mouse broadcast? The drum beat continues to be loud and clear.

The Mouse continues with their racial bias year after year.

This year before the NFL draft, ESPN analysts were grading players. When a black player was the subject, the player was depicted as incompetent. It continued in 2011 with Ohio State quarterback Terrell Pryor and Auburn’s quarterback Cam Newton. The Network wanted both of them to be a wide receivers, tight ends, flankers, or running backs, not quarterbacks.

Why because NFL quarterbacks are the FIELD GENERALS.


These reports would state that the Black player cannot perform his duties on the field or he’s too selfish, too short, does not understand pro style offenses or defenses, or that he simply can’t catch the football.

In other words Black Males do not have the intelligence or are just plain stupid to guide a football team to the Super Bowl. Well this network would have to look very hard to dispel the fact with the Super Bowl Champion Washington Football Club because at the helm was Doug Williams from Grambling State University. Williams broke eight Super Bowl offensive records at the time defeating John Elway and the Denver Broncos.


They would again have to explain the back to back appearances of THE FIELD GENERAL Russell Wilson, a quarterback that has won more games in his first three years than any other quarterback in the National Football League. LOOK IT UP!!! 

Given the harsh scrutiny, a lawsuit shouldn’t be that far behind.

The NFL teams listened to these talking heads, which have never played a down of football. This kind of chatter drops the African-American player down in the draft to the second or third rounds. This cost the Black athletes hundreds and thousands of dollars each year. NOBODY SAYS A WORD!!!!

The constant drum beat goes on and on.

Black athletes are not good enough yet they keep playing and keep winning games. Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers and Pryor of the Oakland Raiders will be the new prototype quarterbacks. ESPN refuses to admit this publicly

While this phenomenon has being ongoing since ESPN’s existence, clear evidence of this came to a head eight years ago, when the Mouse hired Rush Limbaugh to fill the set on “NFL Countdown” Sunday mornings.

It would not be long before Limbaugh spoke his mind.


Limbaugh stated that Donovan McNabb of the Philadelphia Eagles was an over rated Black quarterback. He also stated that the liberal media was babying these new Black quarterbacks and they are not good enough to start.

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Rush overlooked the clear fact that McNabb took the Eagles to four straight NFC title games and a Super Bowl appearance. So what was your point again, Rush?


The Mouse knew that he would pontificate on the issue of Black quarterbacks. The Mouse did not expect the swift national reaction to his comments. Limbaugh resigned.

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Gary Norris Gray – Writer, Author, Historian. Gibbs Magazine-Oakland, California and New England Informer- Boston Mass. THE GRAYLINE:- The Analects of A Black Disabled Man, The Gray Leopard Cove, Soul Tree Radio In The Raw, and The Batchelor Pad Network on Blogtalkradio.com Disabled Community Activist. Email at garyngray@blackathlete.com


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