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DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

Posted on: July 9, 2011 11:10 am
Edited on: July 10, 2011 1:21 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Talk radio's a weird thing -- often it's the non-policed Wild West of sports that many folks dreamed blogs would become/were back in the day. People can say things that are bizarre, inflammatory and flat-out offensive and get away with it completely at times.

Or they can get caught. Like DeSean Jackson who recently appeared on the "All Out Rude Show with Rude Jude and Lord Sear" on Sirius XM 45 and used the six-letter f-word in response to a caller asking Jackson something about getting hit hard in a game.

We're not going to post the YouTube and/or use the words he actually says in the post because this is still a family site and stuff.

But you can listen to what he says -- NSFW language obviously applies -- over at Deadspin.

It's kind of a similar situation to what happened to Kobe Bryant and Joakim Noah, albeit without the "heat of the battle" built-in excuse to ostensibly bail them out from some of the criticism.

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Jackson hasn't necessarily "defended" himself, but Jack Hickey of Deadspin notes that "Rude Jude" emailed the site to offer a defense for Jackson, saying that the Eagles wide receiver "is a hood dude" and for "hood cats, the worst thing you can do is [use the word he used]. I don't think he's homophobic. He's joking."

That may have been the case, but on Saturday, Jackson issued an apology via his PR reps.

"In a recent radio interview a caller got really confrontational with me," Jackson said. "I got very heated with the caller, took it a bit too far and did not mean to offend anybody. I meant no disrespect and a better choice of words was needed."

Earlier this week, Jackson himself tweeted some, um, motivational stuff.

"WANNA BRING ME DOWN BUT IM OK!! THEY TRYIN KNOCC ME OFF BUT IM STILL ON!!" Jackson tweeted.

"THEY LOOKN 2 TAKE YA DOWN AT ALL TIMES NO MATTER HOW POSITIVE AND WHAT U DO!! ITS ALWAYS AWAY THEY TRY TO GET YA.... IM STANDIN TALL," he followed up with shortly thereafter.

Look, there's no excuse -- being in competition or being on talk radio -- for using that kind of language in a hateful way.

Though plenty of people believe that the six-letter f-bomb is not an offensive word in certain circumstances, that's not their call to make.

The folks that it is originally intended to offend still take offense when people use it. And as such, there's no reason why Jackson needs to be on the air lobbing that language out.

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Since: Jul 11, 2011
Posted on: July 30, 2011 4:47 pm
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

let it rest people ,so what he call some body a fag maybe that person is



Since: Feb 3, 2007
Posted on: July 12, 2011 11:29 pm
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

He said f____? That is SO gay. In my experience these words rarely have anything to do with homosexuals. I don't know how DeSean would feel about a lazy person being called a porch monkey(takin' it back!), but it's basically the same thing. Insulting someone using a word that is insensitive for a different group or person happens all the time. Calling someone who does something stupid retarded. Calling a man a girl. Locals hicks. I'm not saying it's right or should be acceptable, but if you've NEVER done it (think back to grade school) then be my guest and throw the first stone. 

Now, if was he talking about how he acts when he goes across the middle.... Oh, wait that would be referred to as a little bitch! I hate this guy. Not for his choice of words, but for his attitude in general. Last year when he got injured I was reading a story 5 days later that said he was having trouble walking and talking. My intial reaction was laughter because of what a cocky douche he is.Go ahead and start celebrating at the ten yard line, because the next time you get concussed I don't think you'll ever make it back with that peasy little head.



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: July 11, 2011 4:26 pm
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

It isn't HOMOPHOBIC. The word is over used and misused beyond belief! Just because a person speaks out against or says something disparaging about homosexuality, that DOES NOT make them homophobic!



Since: Aug 8, 2010
Posted on: July 11, 2011 2:29 pm
 

homophobic slur

Jackson is a fool. glad he is not on my NFL team. 

what he said is no different than racism.Frown



Since: Apr 24, 2007
Posted on: July 11, 2011 1:08 pm
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

lol.....this is awful!  WHO CARES!  There are millions of people every day that use those words and we don't single them out.  BOO-HOO!  So he said something bad, wash his mouth out and move on!  The shame should be on the radio station for allowing it on the air!  And an apology is just lip service.

Can we please get back to sports?



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: July 11, 2011 12:35 pm
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

That was kind of gay. My earlier post got deleted by the Administrator for no apparent reason. Shesh... talk about the PC police coming out of the woodwork. I'm offended that in America... in freakin' America !!!...  that someone can't post a message without it being deleted! (There were no 4 letter words in my post) Where's the right to FREE SPEECH?!?



Since: Jul 11, 2011
Posted on: July 11, 2011 12:31 pm
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

 Help them out because , their education seem to have clouded  their better judgement.



Since: May 22, 2007
Posted on: July 11, 2011 12:25 pm
 

DeSean drops homophobic slur on Sirius radio show

It certainly is surprising what happens when there's no football news...well, this isn't it or anything that should be considered football news. For me, I didn't waste my time trying to figure out what he said or why he said it. It's just a blip on our radar, but if the national media make a big deal out of it, then, the guy has to apologize. Eagles DeSean Jackson has always been a talker, nothing new there and nothing for the media to get hung up about. But they do, and we get the story...what story?

I find it ironic that they didn't post the comments or the words he used...is this good investigative journalism?


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