Jay Feely Wonders if Black Person Would be Defended Way Carson Palmer Is

Arizona Cardinals kicker Jay Feely stirred up the racial pot Tuesday tweeting about Carson Palmer’s retirement from the NFL. Here’s what he wrote:

Feely apparently is auditioning for a spot as a future talk show host after his NFL career ends, because going to the race card is an excellent way to ignite debate. Responding to his point, yes, I do believe most fans are more sympathetic to the plight of white players compared to black ones. However, this situation is different.

Much like Sportress of Blogitude wrote, I support any and all players’ efforts to escape Cincinnati. I don’t care if you’re white, black, Asian, Pacific-Islander, or Antarctican (is that such a thing?), I don’t wish anyone the misfortune of playing for that disaster of a franchise. Look, if man-bander Nick Lachey calls your franchise a joke, then you know it’s a bad situation. I really think something would be wrong with a person if they did not want out of Cincinnati.

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  • http://twitter.com/Freshpetfood Freshpet

    QBs and WRs are apples and oranges. If some star WR decided to retire it would still be a big deal, but you can’t compare him to the guy playing the most difficult position in all of sports. Race is not a factor in any difference, the position the man plays is.


  • Anonymous

    Who’s worse, Carson Palmer or LeBron James?   Palmer is white, plays in a league that has white poster boys, has a valid contract but is forcing his team to trade him. Palmer has also proven to be a mediocre player. The country-club NFL press feels sorry for him although he’s collected tens of millions from his team.  James is black, plays in a league without many white poster boys, took advantage of his free agency but was murdered by the white establishment press. James has proven to be an elite player.

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    LeBron received no criticism here for leaving for Miami. Believe that, we’re fair

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1025634962 Mark K Offutt

    Didn’t people defend Barry Sanders when he wanted to leave the Lions under similar circumstances? I know I thought they should let him go.

  • Anonymous

    is palmer doing situps in his driveway or reality tv shows promoting himself?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EQJTKCZ4C3ASIROHGWH4R5QLTE Jason Hutchisson

    He knew what the deal was in Cincy when he signed his new contract. Rarely do I agree with Mike Brown, but in this case I do.

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    How could you agree with Mike Brown on anything? He’s an awful owner