Racism Is a Problem in the NFL, but It Isn’t Why People Hate Jameis Winston

June 17, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

A black teammate of Jameis Winston's says it is far from uncommon for Winston, and other black players around the NFL, to still hear numerous racial slurs when going to opposing stadiums.
"I've heard it with Jameis, and I know it's happened to many other black players over the past few years," said the Buccaneers player, who asked not to be identified.
"I've been called the N-word on almost a weekly basis in some [opposing] stadiums," he said. "It gets nasty, and it's gotten worse in the past two or three years."
The player estimated that 20 to 30 percent of the league's black players experience some type of racial hostility in stadiums while playing on the road. Another player said that number was slightly higher. 
In some ways, the fact that idiots yell slurs at games is not a surprise. Somewhat surprising, though, is that according to several players interviewed by Bleacher Report, the frequency and severity of the slurs have increased over the past four to ...

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