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Former NFL Player Hugh Douglas Fired by Espn Following Altercation With Michael Smith

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by dstovall5, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. dstovall5

    dstovall5 Well-Known Member

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    "An inebriated Douglas allegedly threatened to attack Smith on three occasions when Smith refused to help him get on the DJ stage at the Orlando House of Blues. The incident didn't stop there, as Douglas reportedly threw racial slurs toward Smith, calling him an “Uncle Tom” and a “House N—-,” per McIntyre's report."

    Read the rest here - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1736734-hugh-douglas-let-go-by-espn-following-altercation-with-michael-smith utm_source=cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=editorial&hpt=hp_t2

    I'm glad that Espn fired him for spewing racial slurs towards another person. It shouldn't matter about his skin color, he deserves the same treatment Riley Cooper got - counseling and all. I'm curious if the same people who wanted to lynch Riley Cooper, will want the same treatment for Hugh Douglas. They both spewed racial slurs towards a black man while they were upset, very similar situations.

    I'm curious as to everyone thinks on the situation and I also have a couple questions. Did Hugh Douglas deserve to be fired? And does he deserve to be treated the same way Riley Cooper was?
  2. DBOY3141

    DBOY3141 Well-Known Member

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    Should it be treated the same. Yes.

    Will it. No

    Doubt ESPN even mentions it.

    Media is about ratings and "stirring the pot". Pretty sad, but they won't care.
  3. dmq

    dmq If I'm so pretty, why am I available?

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    I've always hated Douglas. Amazing how many careers/marriages/families have been ruined by alcohol. Yet it is the most socially accepted and pushed drug in America.
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  4. gambit187

    gambit187 Active Member

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    HD is an AH, I'm extremely lightskin and have been called HN by other AA some times it wasn't PC sometimes it was....but in this case the HN still is getting paid while the FN is left looking dumb....hope I didn't offend anyone with the reply I tried to keep it LOL and OK....
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  5. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    There's another thread about this in the sports zone, and i would go easy with some of the word choice here.

    If Paula Deen deserved to be fired, then i think clearly HD did, too. It looks like we won't see the same level of outrage for Hugh as we did over Riley though.
  6. dstovall5

    dstovall5 Well-Known Member

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    Ahh, I looked for a thread about this and I couldn't find one, my bad. As for the word choice, you're right but I was just trying to get the point across. People wanted the dude's head for using the word, there was tons of outrage about this.


    I agree, anyone who goes around using this word and gets caught deserves to be fired, whether they meant it in a negative manner or not. I'm not sure if the reason Hugh won't get the same out cry is because he was a part of ESPN, or because of the double standard. I would like to think it's not a double standard and people aren't really talking about it because he was a part of the media.

    The truth is, the word is very history rich and has a very dark past. I don't buy into the claim that it's ok to use the word when talking to your friends, find another word to use, because the word is very offensive whether you mean it to be or not. Just my opinion on this particular subject.
  7. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Depends on who you talked to, though. Because when the story broke, folks around me were definitely discussing it...twitter, FB, in person..
  8. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    I meant like national outrage, like you saw against Riley Cooper.
  9. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Alot of national outrage goes the way ESPN goes. Since this was an act of ESPN-on-ESPN crime, they chose to put a silencer on it. Michael Smith did say that he planned to address it at some point. But looking at the media folks I follow on twitter, it was definitely discussed. But the only media outlets that wrote about it were blogs. PFT, ********, BSO, TheBigLead, etc.
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  10. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    True.
  11. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    I would think ESPN's HR department and maybe even their legal department have a word in how much coverage ESPN gives this story if any at all.
  12. koolaid

    koolaid Drink Me

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    didnt TO beat this guy up?
  13. Maxmadden

    Maxmadden Active Member

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    Not arguing your point about alcohol but I drink all the time and it doesn't make me spew racial slurs.
  14. blackbull

    blackbull Well-Known Member

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    Smh. Really dude? Wow!

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