North Alabama Walk-On Football Player Dismissed After Racist Tweet About Barack Obama

Sporting News, December 17, 2012

The University of North Alabama says a walk-on football player won’t be allowed back on the team after sending a tweet about President Barack Obama.

Sports publicist Jeff Hodges said Monday coaches have informed lineman Bradley Patterson of Red Bay that he’s no longer welcome because of his social media comment.

“Take that (expletive) off the tv, we wanna watch football!” Patterson posted on Twitter.

Hodges says coaches acted after being informed of a message that refers to Obama by a racial epithet. {snip}

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  • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

    I get the feeling that this isn’t the only time that the N-word is used among and by players on that team. He’s just the “wrong” color.

  • WmarkW

    Rule #1 to promote the AmRen philosophy — don’t use the N-word.

    • Anon

      I’m very much on the line about that. To begin with, the n-word was never meant to be a racial slur. It’s just one of many legitimate names given to black people (in this specific case, referring to people from a specific region of africa). It became an epithet ONLY because certain extremely negative behaviors and traits are universal around blacks. So the term became synonymous with those behaviors and traits. Many attempts have been made to leave that behind by changing the names blacks are referred to, but quickly, the terms become thoroughly linked to those same behaviors and traits, turning the term from neutral to negative, then insulting. Because EVERYONE knows, at least on some level that these evil behaviors and traits are endemic to the people, and universal, not just referring to a few bad apples and definitely not unreasonably stereotypical.

      So refusing to allow use of the N-word buys into the bullshit that whites use it as a racial epithet and refuses to acknowledge the real reason it is a negative term. That is extremely hypocritical for people who are supposedly racial realists.

      The other side of that coin is the term is no thoroughly recognized and used as a racial insult and so few understand that to simply state universal reality is not really insulting so much as pathetic and sick that it invites trouble.

      On the one hand, the liberals lose every single debate but win the culture war because we allow them to define words and thereby thoughts. But this is a battle they won long ago. And beating a dead horse is rarely productive. Of course, whites have a long, long way to go in undoing the brainwashing done to us. Embracing what they say is wrong (ie racism) is a good place to start.

      Them: You are racist!

      Us: Yes….and well armed…and I don’t particularly care what you think of either of those things.

      • Barrack Osama

        It does nothing to help us. Just don’t say it.

        It’s not hard.

        • Miss Conservative Manners

          I have posted on this website a few times over the past few years. I have made it clear that even though I am White, conservative and proud of my White heritage that I have no use for this word and will not tolerate anyone using it in my home and I will admonish anyone who uses it in my presence.

          • odius liberal

            Here in Europe they are negroes because they is what they are.

          • Edward

            I agree with you. The term is disgusting. Even here on AMREN the word is forbidden.

          • The Unconservative

            I see no difference in this word and “liberal”. They both imply a race and a behavior pattern. No big deal.

        • The Unconservative

          Oh, but it does. It shows us who hasn’t taken to their brainwashing. It’s an act of rebellion. Cowards will never help turn this nation around. Look at the GOP.

      • OlderWoman

        ‘…referring to people from a specific region of africa…’ Not true. The word comes from Niger meaning ‘black’. It isn’t because of Nigeria.

    • Anders

      What I enjoy doing when I get the opportunity is this:
      When a ‘colored’ person uses the ‘n-word’, pretend to be offended and object in a slightly raised voice indicating a small amount of outrage. Pretend you’re back at school and say, ‘Miss,Travon (for example) said n****r, you can’t say n****r can you?’
      Last time I did that, the room went silent and no-one knew what to do.

  • Pelagian

    1-I think reasonable people who understand that the tweet’s author is a rabid football fan, can see the irony intended. It’s actually a very witty comment
    2- This is affecting his future livelihood. He may have had a shot at the pros, if not in the US maybe Canada and Europe. North Alabama’s Janoris Jenkins was a second round pick and is up for Rookie of the Year in the NFL.
    3- Did this guy even get a hearing or any due process at all? I think his expulsion from the football team has set a new means of measurement for the speed of light.

    • The__Bobster

      Janitorius Jenkins?

      • Pelagian

        Yes, because is parents conceived him in a broom closet (jk). Seriously, he is a great player and reflects the high quality of Alabama football statewide.

        • Tim

          We went to the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in Birmingham. I told my girl, “In case of Nuclear Attack, The Bear Bryant room drops down 100 feet into its reinforced concrete revetment…”

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    It’s unquestionably “racist” if a white guy says it, but black rappers and blacks in general can say it all the time and no problem.

    • RichardWilliams

      Of all the issues that confront us on the way to a renaissance of America, debating what to call the diverse African Americans is probably the least important. The first thing we need to do is to consider our own name & label, and demand it be respected. How is snarking at black people a step forward in planning what is obviously necessary, our own nation within a nation. In short, what is the mental process that makes anybody care what black people call black people? How does this advance the interests of our children and grandchildren?

  • Francis Galton

    Perhaps instead he should have said something to the effect of “football is great…I get to beat-down and assault all the black people.” Maybe they would have put him on SNL or something….

  • The__Bobster

    The libtarded media were able to find out more about this fine fellow in a few minutes than they have about their Messiah in a few years. It’s all about motivation, folks.

    • 48224

      Hey, Hillary had a concussion….give her a break. Who wants to bet me she has a memory lapse if she EVER testifies, but suddenly remembers when she writes her book a few years from now.

  • falsedawn

    We used to call this chicken sh*t in the CORPS.

  • http://www.awpn.net/ Celestial Time

    I don’t want to sound cold-hearted or unable to empathize with this guy — that’s certainly not the case — but this kind of hypocrisy on their part is needed in order to usher in a new era where “those people” are going to be culled by the things they say, and have said in the past.

  • You Are Now Enriched

    Like too many in the White community, he forgot that blacks are sacred, so now he will pay the price for the rest of his life.

    “The future must not belong to those who blaspheme Diversity”.

  • OlderWoman

    ‘…University of North Alabama…’
    sounds diverse.

  • Carmen R

    Good

  • SmithandSmith

    It’s called Free Speech and if people are too stupid to understand that their Right is being violated whenever they’re punished for it and they just go along with it and don’t defend their Right, they deserve to lose it.

    • bigone4u

      Unfortunately, universities have speech codes under the name “civility.”. He will be lucky not to be expelled from school, not just the team.

      • SmithandSmith

        We were never suspended or punished in any way for anything we said when I was in school but then again, the teachers weren’t there to eavesdrop on us or dictate our speech. They were only there to teach us and now more than ever, I’m grateful for that.

    • evola33

      No, you are wrong–the young man does not deserve to lose his right to free speech just because he doesn’t defend that right. That is a terrifyingly fascist point of view. Does a little old lady deserve to be mugged just because she is a little old lady?
      Do the weak deserve to be attacked by the strong, just because the former are weak?
      In a civilized society there are rules and mores that need to be upheld by that society in order to protect the weak and defenseless.
      It is the entities that attack the rights of people that need to be corrected.

      • SmithandSmith

        Comparing an act of violence to a few spoken words doesn’t work.

        As for this kid not defending his Right, it is because he and many others before him and many others after him, it’s because y’all don’t defend your Right is why you don’t have your Right.

        Why do people run from the word “racist”? It’s because we allowed a few stupid people to dictate to us, what words mean. Webster’s no longer counts and that’s frightening. We’ve allowed them to turn a word into something worse than actual acts of murder, rape, child molestation, fraud and drugs.

        Americans can’t afford to turn the other cheek anymore. No one is supposed to be able to punish someone just because they said something you don’t like.

        In this Country, The Land of The Free and Home of The Brave, no one is owed tolerance, inclusion or sensitivity and if some people can’t handle that, they don’t belong here. This is not my Rule, this Rule came from My Founding Fathers.

        My Founding Fathers also said and still say, if you can’t bring yourself to fight for the Rights they gave you, you deserve to lose them.

  • LHathaway

    the player is probably a libtard himself. How likely is it his comment was intended as satire, putting those ‘dumb’ whites in their place and attempting to arouse sympathy for Obama? It’s quite possible. At least, since that’s all he succeeded in doing it’s likely that was his intention in the first place

  • bigone4u

    U. North Alabama is full of liberal Yankee professors, like the idiot Harvard woman who killed a bunch of North Alabama profs last year when she was denied tenure. I wonder how the students at the school are reacting to one of their own being trashed by the evil big media.

    • Observer

      Four of the five professors she killed were non-White. Makes you wonder.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004626425652 Daniel Wilson

    Is the coach an negro?

  • Shawn_thefemale

    On a positive note: one more convert to our side based on personal experience.

  • Not Politcally Correct

    Let’s stop making excuses for this young man. Just last week, Robert Parker was suspended from ESPN for making a comment about RG3. Back in July, Joe Williams , a Black reporter at Politico was fired for making the comment that Mitt Romney was only comfortable around White people. Neither of them used racial slurs. If I recall correctly, a number of posters on this website went into overdrive criticizing Williams for his comments. What this young man said was disgusting. We cannot enforce a double standard for ourselves and others.

  • GeneticsareDestiny

    I feel bad for him and 100% support his right to free speech, but…why does he have his Twitter account connected to his real identity? I can’t see any reason to do that, unless you are a famous celebrity. If he had used a fake name like most people on the internet, no one would have known it was him.

  • ageofknowledge

    So much for the first amendment at the University of No admission.