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Bernard Hopkins to Donovan McNabb RACIST COMMENTS: “WASN’T BLACK ENOUGH”

By Sean Farrell

ESPN has released a story on comments made by one of boxing’s greatest, “the Executioner” Bernard Hopkins, a Philadelphia native. But Hopkins was not speaking about boxing, Hopkins spoke out on former quarterback of the Eagles Donovan McNabb whom he has talked about before. On Tuesday, Hopkins took his apparent dislike or whatever it may be for the quarterback to another level making more negative comments about the quarterback.

Hopkins, who is in Philadelphia preparing for his May 21st bout against Jean Pascal, invited in reporters to watch him train on Tuesday, and decided to make comments at McNabb and even implied that the Washington Redskins quarterback “wasn’t black enough.”

“Forget this,” Hopkins said and pointed to his own skin. “He’s got a suntan. That’s all.”
Hopkins then went on and said McNabb had a privileged childhood growing up in Chicago and isn’t as tough as him. Hopkins then spoke on other former Eagles players such as Terrell Owens who famously had a falling out with McNabb before his eventual release by Philadelphia in 2006. Hopkins said on Tuesday that McNabb and Owens essentially didn’t speak the same language.
“T.O. got (in) the boardroom and saw the way they talked to McNabb. Coming from where he (came from) — that’s strange to some white people, when a black man speaks,” Hopkins said, He then said Owens “[wasn’t] used to this language. [He’s] used to speaking up.’ ”

Hopkins said that is why McNabb felt betrayed when he was traded by the Eagles to the Redskins before last season.

“Why do you think McNabb felt he was betrayed? Because McNabb is the guy in the house, while everybody else is on the field. He’s the one who got the extra coat. The extra servings. ‘You’re our boy,’ “Hopkins said, according to the Philadelphia Daily News, and then patted a member of the media on the back to illustrate his point. “He thought he was one of them.”

When contacted by the Daily News, McNabb’s publicist said the quarterback would not have a comment in regards to Hopkins’ statements. While he questioned McNabb’s mettle, Hopkins didn’t take a shot at McNabb as a person as he went on to say that Donovan was a “Nice guy. I’d trust him around my kids,” Hopkins said. The Philadelphia Daily News has the interview on their website.

It seems that Hopkins still has all the verbal skills to remain relevant and controversial at 46 years old but nobody ever doubted that, with a record of 59-5-2-1 is Hopkins focused enough to get that big 60th win in boxing on the 21st? Well we’ll just have to see.

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