Jan 29, 2013, New Orleans, LA, USA; Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens former tight end Shannon Sharpe at the CBS sports Super Bowl XLVII press conference at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

CBS’ Shannon Sharpe gives his take on Incognito-Martin situation (Video)


It’s completely understandable if you’re sick of hearing about the alarming situation involving the Miami Dolphins’ Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin. However, it has brought to light some glaring issues within the NFL world.

When it was just a case of bullying, some may not have seen it as all that bad. But, when the racial side of it got brought in, then it changed everything. Incognito’s constant use of the N-word, both in and out of the locker room, is completely unacceptable in today’s world. You can’t even explain it as being part of the “culture” of the NFL, because it’s not even acceptable in everyday living.

There have been many takes on all of this from a wide range of people throughout the sports media world. The best of all, though, may have come from former NFL All-Pro tight end and three-time Super Bowl winner, Shannon Sharpe.

Sharpe is currently a member of the team on CBS’ weekly pregame show, the NFL Today. On today’s show, he had some words about all of this, and like I said, it probably is the best take yet:

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  • Candy Neville

    Amen! I’m sick of racial slurs and cavalier remarks about assaulting women. Thank you for speaking up, Shannon Sharpe.

  • Tiger Forest

    If blacks were fighting for equality and make up 15% of the population how come they make up 75% of the rosters in the NFL? We all know that athletically blacks and whites are equal. right. Is this equality with the black race? He goes around saying Nigga because that is all he hears from the 80% of liberal blacks running around.

    • martinsnapp

      Your ignorance is matched only by your bigotry.

      • Tiger Forest

        If black males make up 5% of the population but they are 80% of the NFL rosters and we now know that playing football gives you brain damage who is the ignorant bigot? You liberals are self-annihilators to the core.

        • Rev. Sinkiller

          Really Tiger? If athletically we’re the same, how come we’re 80% of the NFL?

          • Tiger Forest

            Like I just said blacks are monolithically liberal. Liberalism in whites and liberalism in blacks is what has made the NFL 80% black. Liberalism is still what gives Shannon Sharpe to spout the same rhetoric as if he was still fighting for equality when clearly it’s not only equal, blacks are way OVER-represented. If blacks ARE more athletic as you are claiming and questioning at the same time, then why does the Patriots get over looked white athletes to fill and win on it’s roster? What was the movie “Money Ball” all about? Pansy white liberals have it in their minds that you need a team full of blacks to win and it’s a bunch of lies.

          • Rev. Sinkiller

            Black folks have always made up a large portion of America’s military. Always over represented, up until George W. Bush stuck us in the cluster known as Iraq and so black folks at that time woke up and said to W. “we’re not going to fight your war, we’re not going to fight for you.”

          • Tiger Forest

            No they were not over represented before Bush. Blacks make up 15% of the US population and the military is the only branch of the US Government that blacks are under represented. In every other branch they are over represented in some cases by 800%. You don’t make any sense with your analogies either. Did one black leader stand up and say George Bush we are not fighting for you? As opposed to them fighting for the Untied States. Your half white brother Obama has started more wars than Bush and blacks are still under represented in the military. Come back, I would like to hear what nonsense you’ll hit me back with.

          • Rev. Sinkiller

            That’s how damn dumb you are, name me one war that President Obama started? In fact the only war that could be attributed to President Obama is reigniting the Civil War that evidently you people have not let go of.

          • Tiger Forest

            Rev, your aloud to say whatever you want because nobody will hold you accountable but that has nothing to do with the truth.
            Pushed for war on Syria.
            Mandated the Insider Threat Program which orders federal employees to report suspicious actions of their colleagues based on behavioral profiling techniques.
            Supported the PRISM massive NSA spying program.
            Launched 20,000 Airstrikes in his first term.
            Signed the NDAA into law – making it legal to assassinate Americans w/o charge or trial.
            Initiated, and personally oversees a ‘Secret Kill List’.
            Waged war on Libya without congressional approval.
            Started a covert, drone war in Yemen.
            Escalated the proxy war in Somalia.
            Escalated the CIA drone war in Pakistan.
            Maintained a presence in Iraq even after “ending” the war.
            Sharply escalated the war in Afghanistan.

            Obama is already adept at going to war without saying so, but the team of Panetta and Petraeus is likely to turn this age-old deception into an art form.

            Then you say that we have a Civil War going on and I agree. How come blacks like to rape and kill elderly white woman?

          • Rev. Sinkiller

            You can try to make up whatever you can, but in the end Obama has started no war. There’s a difference between war and military action. As far as spy nets, Intel, and the NSA it is what it is. Spying has been going on since the beginning of time and so nothing that any spy agency does surprises me. We spy on other countries other countries spy on us, that’s just the way of the world. Now as far as black men raping white women, we know that this country has a long history of white men raping black women. How do I know, its in the DNA. Over 85% percent of all black people born into this country, born from The descendants that use to work the cotton fields have at least some percentage of European white blood in them. And so you could say since their great great great grandfathers were rapists, then it must be in their blood.

          • Tiger Forest

            “we know that this country has a long history of white men raping black women”

            LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL, you better stay off that crack pipe.

            Hey, clown if this was the case which it’s not how come whites don’t go around raping black woman NOW??

            You self-annihilating liberals are unreal with your rhetoric. What’s the difference between war and military action? One in which the President gets authorization from Congress and one that doesn’t. In that case your half white boyfriend has started more military action than Bush.

            I could care less about other countries spying on our government this is about your brother lover spying on the American people.

            You still getting your government checks from this racist and terrible country you live in?

  • JimintheCuse

    Kudos to Shannon Sharpe,
    He has expressed the most compelling and articulate response concerning the Miami Dolphins to date. As a senior African American who has experienced the subtle racism of upstate NY during 68 years of residence, and the blatant racism of southern VA during annual family trips during the 1950s and 1960s, I consider the
    n word to be extremely offensive, racist, and in direct conflict with God’s will and the bible. It is a term not to
    use in any open and public setting by anyone, black or white.

  • Beryl Saintly Cusic

    I usually don’t care for Shannon Sharpe, but he was right on the money. It is unacceptable for ANYONE to use that word.