Dez Bryant Lost His Mind On A Reporter For Alleged Using The 'N Word' And The Real Loser Here Might Surprise You
Yahoo- According to WFAA's Mike Leslie, Bryant was upset at ESPN columnist Jean-Jacques Taylor along with some other reporters. Leslie said the altercation lasted about 15 minutes, and Bryant was upset at what some of the media members had written and tweeted.
Several other Dallas media members tweeted broad statements such as "Dez is unhappy," but didn't dive into what actually happened. It wasn't until after news broke that Bryant blew up on the media that the Cowboys wideout told his side of the story.
"Yea I blew up on the media but report why I blew up on y'all," he tweeted. "Saying I don't give f— about me and calling players n—s is not professional. If you going to tell something tell the whole thing...I'm done with the situation... I hope everyone is having a great day."
According to Leslie, Bryant is accusing Taylor, who is African-American, of calling Cowboys receiver Devin Street the n-word. Leslie also says Street came to Bryant's defense at one point during the altercation and said that "escalated the matter further."
Pray for the white beat reporters. Yeah, I know. It sounds crazy, but for once it is the white people that are deserving of our thoughts and prayers. Why you ask? Well, I don't know if someone used the 'N word' in the Cowboys locker room, but I do know that there will be people that assume that someone did. Those people certainly aren't going to jump to the conclusion that that someone was the black reporter.
You know when you were a kid and something got broken around the house? Your parents would come home and be like "who broke the flower pot?". Now usually that answer would be you, but on the one odd occasion that it wasn't how hard was it to explain to your parents that it was your sister that did it? That's what a black journalist using the 'N word' in an NFL locker room is like. It's like the one time your sister broke the flower pot. Now imagine if "your parents" were an uneducated angry mob of people that were dying for a good reason to get outraged. If I were a white writer for the Dallas Cowboys I would immediately hop on whatever publication I wrote for and plead my innocence in an editorial that was entitled, in bold, 'It Wasn't Me'.
Look at how pissed Dez Bryant is in the video. Why would we assume it was the black dude he's mad at for using the racial slur? I know it's not okay for anyone to use that word, and especially not the '-er' version, but society has pretty much programmed us to believe it is not a big deal when it is a "black on black crime". When I first read about this story I was shocked until I reached the part that said "and the reporter was African American", and then I was like "psssh whatever, I'm going to write about how this sucks for white people". Again, that's a terrible reaction to have, and a professional that is being given access to athletes should never disrespect them. Still, I just don't find myself offended when the 'n word' is exchanged between black people, even if it is done in a derogatory way. I guess that's the collateral damage of rappers making MILLIONS off a genre of music that glamorizes a form of that word.