Former Washington Redskins defensive end Dexter Manley was banned from appearing on WTOP radio on Monday morning after he used a homophobic slur to describe Troy Aikman. According to Dan Steinberg of DC Sports Bog, Manley was discussing the Redskins’ loss to the Denver Broncos and making light-hearted comments about his former team getting torched by Peyton Manning. He should have left it at that.
Instead, Manley crossed the line when a host asked him if he thought Aikman, who was calling the game for FOX, jinxed Washington.
“I think Troy Aikman’s a queer,” Manley said.
Hosts Mike Moss and Bruce Alan instantly tried to steer Manley clear of that topic with a “we don’t want to go there.”
“I’m sorry about that,” Manley said while laughing uncomfortably. “I take that back. I apologize.”
Deadspin shared the audio of Manley’s regrettable comment: