Ex-Redskin Tosses a Gay Slur at Troy Aikman

Published on 28-Oct-2013 by Stacey Mickles

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Ex-Redskin Tosses a Gay Slur at Troy Aikman

There's no love lost between the present day Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys.

The same still goes for players who competed against each other in the past.

Witness former Redskins linebacker Dexter Manley's comments against former Cowboys quarterback and current Fox analyst Troy Aikman on a DC radio station this morning.

“Was it a big jinx that Troy Aikman was doing the game, the former Cowboy?” Manley was asked at the end of a segment.

“I think Troy was a queer,” Manley said.

This, of course, shocked the host, who asked Manley to back off his comments.

“I’m sorry about that,” Manley replied. “I take that back … I apologize.”

First of all, I'm shocked Manley even knew what the word queer meant in that context. Secondly, what's the point of going there?

Manley played for an organization that has a racial slur in its name, and yet he felt the need to pin a gay slur on Aikman?

How about he calls out Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to change the name of that team in Washington instead of bashing a dude who, to my knowledge, did nothing to him other than play for the Dallas Cowboys and beat him a few times.

Of course, that's probably the real reason why he did it. 

Do us a favor Dexter, grow up. Act like a man for a change instead of a jerk.

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