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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Dexter Manley
Former Washington Redskins star Dexter Manley is in hot water after calling Dallas Cowboys great Troy Aikman a "queer" on WTOP radio Monday morning.
Last year, Manley joined the more than 4,600 former players suing the NFL over head injuries. And Manley's boisterous voice won't be found grumbling about the proposed $765 million settlement reached last week.
The men stood under bright sun in maroon blazers, an awkward collision between the NFL's freewheeling past and litigious present.
Joe Gibbs didn't hear Denny Hamlin predict a victory in the NASCAR race in New Hampshire. And it's a good thing, too.
It's hard to not find someone who has some advice for the new franchise QB in D.C.
Former Washington Redskins lineman Joe Jacoby is among 220 ex-players, spread over seven lawsuits, to sue the NFL over concussions in recent days.
Former Washington Redskins defensive end Dexter Manley, dubbed the "Secretary of Defense" for the vicious hits he delivered, has joined the torrent of ex-players suing the NFL over concussions sustained during their careers.
Brian Orakpo was frustrated. Strength exercises at halftime and all, he and the Washington Redskins training staff couldn't figure out a way to get him back in the game.
Chad Costa is a perfectly friendly guy, but he has a penchant for getting booed when he cuts his grass. His neighbors don't take kindly to the burgundy-and-gold signs and flags splayed across his front yard, nor do they think the American Indian logo tattooed on his ankle is particularly attractive.
Joe Gibbs' stomach was rumbling when he emerged from the Washington Redskins coaches' meeting Saturday night, Oct. 3, 1987. He was, by his own admission, "kind of snarly anyway" because it was the night before a game against the division rival St. Louis Cardinals. On that occasion, however, Gibbs was even more anxious than usual.
If Barack Obama wants to show the love to his favorite sport, he should emulate Teddy Roosevelt, who saved college football a century ago by encouraging the roughnecks to brawl somewhere else. Big-time college sports have become a joke.
"No, I'll just say I'll take that back," Manley said.
"You have a few concussions and you get back on the field," he said. "If you don't, people start giving you names. You're not tough. You can't cut it. You try to get up and go to the huddle. You didn't want to show weakness or the people you play for, the people you play with will label you soft."