Ozzie Newsome is Not Racist

June 29, 2010 | John West

This really has to be a short post because it isn’t responsible of me to give this story much space.  At the same time I cannot ignore the story anymore.

This morning, AGAIN, I heard somebody on the radio somebody swear Troy Smith isn’t getting whatever (playing time, respect, traded, etc) because he is African American.

Let me now access my secret microphone hidden deep inside acclaimed Ravens General Manager’s office………  Let’s all listen in: “Hello (other NFL team GM),  I see that you are in the market for a quarterback.  Well, I have some good news and some bad news.  We think we have a great quarterback here in Troy Smith.  But, as you know, he is African American, so we can’t play him.  I was wondering if you would be willing to overlook that setback and give us a 7th round draft pick for him…………….? No, well I understand.  Thanks for taking my call.”

For the life of me, I do not understand how ANYONE could actually believe that Ozzie Newsome and the Baltimore Ravens are not playing, trading, respecting, whatever, Troy Smith because he is African American.  I guess if you are someone that believes Tupoc is alive, then as Goldmember would say, “There is no pleasing you.”

This past off-season the Ravens offered to trade Troy Smith to every team in the league.  All the Ravens wanted was a 7th round draft pick.  NOBODY made that trade.  Why?  This answer is very simple.  Every other team doesn’t think he is good enough to be a starting QB in the NFL.  It has nothing to do with the fact that Troy Smith is African American.  Please people, let it go.

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