Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman has been the subject of gay allegations before, and he found himself the victim of slurs and slander again. This time, former Washington Redskins defensive end Dexter Manley was the accuser.
“I think Troy was a queer,” Manley said on Washington D.C. area radio station WTOP.
The use of ‘was’ is interesting, like Aikman decided to change his mind if he was. For the record, Aikman is not gay. Manley did back track after the hosts protest his comment and expressed their displeasure with the statement.
“I’m sorry about that,” Manley said. “I take that back. . . . I apologize.”
WTOP released the following statement on the situation:
This morning in a live interview former Redskins player Dexter Manley made an offensive and derogatory comment. He was immediately challenged by WTOP news anchors Mike Moss and Bruce Alan. We were shocked and stunned and we apologize to our listeners that this happened on WTOP.
WTOP has contacted a representative for Manley and informed her that he will not be returning.
WTOP Vice President of News and Programming Jim Farley said that Manley will no longer being appearing on WTOP.
— Jim Farley (@JFarleyWTOP) October 28, 2013