National Football League to investigate Redskins' Terrelle Pryor's claims that he was racially taunted

  • National Football League to investigate Redskins' Terrelle Pryor's claims that he was racially taunted

National Football League to investigate Redskins' Terrelle Pryor's claims that he was racially taunted

The NFL is reviewing all aspects of the incident, a league spokesman said Thursday, including what took place in the stands.

Pryor said he was called the N-word multiple times starting in the second quarter but did apologize to his teammates and the Washington organization for his actions. "But at some point you keep calling us The N word. we going to start acting up".

Kansas City Chiefs officials continuing investigate two separate incidents during Monday night's game against Washington involving alleged fan behavior involving racial slurs and a Confederate flag. I choose not to kneel because as a team we made a decision to be one and stand, but as I walked in tunnel hearing someone call me a [N-word] and say F you to me.

The NFL's Joe Lockhart also offered his support.

This all came up after a video emerged showing the receiver needing to be held back from attacking a fan (or so it appears) after Washington's narrow loss to Kansas City on Monday night.

On Thursday, the National Football League announced its intentions to investigate and ban the fan that was comfortable being openly racist toward Pryor, issuing a statement saying the National Football League has "no tolerance for racial comments directed to anyone".

Veteran Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson expressed solidarity with Pryor, but told Chiefs beat reporter, Terez Paylor, he had not heard the word used at Arrowhead Stadium before. Anyone - like The Star reader who recently wrote in to say that players "are there to entertain me, not protest" - who is still wondering why some players kneel only has to look at this incident to see that racism isn't some rarely glimpsed or wholly imagined remnant of the past, but so overt that it's literally shouted. Knowing full well that if they say the fan called them the n-word, something very hard to prove or disprove, then they can basically do what they want and escape punishment.

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