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NFL Today: is Donovan McNabb Black Enough?

May 11, 2011 | By RotoRob | comment on this post
Boxer Bernard Hopkins had some choice words about Donovan McNabb.
Bernard Hopkins had some fighting words for Donovan McNabb.

You’ve got to love the offseason — especially this one, with such little real football news to discuss — if for no other reason than the media is so desperate for news content, that crazy ass things become headline fodder.

Take boxer Bernard Hopkins, a noted Donovan McNabb hater. Hopkins is currently in Philly to train for a fight in a couple of weeks, and on Tuesday he had the media out come watch him prepare.

Hopkins then gave the Philadelphia Daily News the following gem about McNabb: “Forget this,” he said while pointing to his own skin. “He’s got a suntan. That’s all.”

Yikes!

The paper contacted McNabb’s publicist, but was told that there would be no comment from the McNabb camp. I guess that’s not much of a surprise. What the hell could McNabb say about this that wouldn’t just cause this thing to spiral out of control?

Quick Hits

  • Carolina WR Steve Smith has clarified his position: he has not demanded a trade, but he does want the Panthers to ensure that he’s in a competitive environment. Supposedly, this means he wants out if Carolina can’t turn things around enough to Smith’s satisfaction. But no, he hasn’t specifically asked to be dealt. Talk about splitting hairs.
  • Reggie Bush’s tweet earlier in the week about taking advantage of his vacation (the lockout) didn’t go over well even though he said it was a joke. Humour doesn’t always translate well in writing, Reggie. If you want to follow Bush’s ramblings, here’s a link to his account.
  • When the lockout was briefly lifted, the Seahawks reached out to let free agent QB Matt Hasselbeck know how much they want him to come back. And according to one source, the veteran is “as likely to return there as he ever was.” The 35-year-old reached 3,000 yards passing for the seventh time last year, but his overall numbers dipped slightly almost across the board.
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