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Radio station bans Dexter Manley for slurring Troy Aikman

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Former Washington defensive end Dexter Manley won’t be welcome back on D.C. radio station WTOP after he directed a gay slur toward former Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman on the air today.

According to Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post, Manley appeared on WTOP this morning and was asked about listening to Aikman handle the color commentary on Sunday’s Washington-Denver game. Manley answered by slurring Aikman.

I think Troy was a queer,” Manley said.

When the WTOP hosts told Manley they didn’t think that was appropriate, Manley initially said he wouldn’t apologize but then backed down.

“I’m sorry about that,” Manley said. “I take that back. . . . I apologize.”

It’s good that Manley apologized, but WTOP Vice President of News and Programming Jim Farley wrote on Twitter that Manley’s apology after the fact was not enough.

“We were shocked and stunned when he said it. Needless to say he will not be back on WTOP,” Farley wrote.

Manley has been making regular appearances on WTOP this season but will do so no longer.

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53 Responses to “Radio station bans Dexter Manley for slurring Troy Aikman”
  1. bucrightoff says: Oct 28, 2013 12:36 PM

    At least Troy Aikman isn’t illiterate (I think…)

  2. stuartscottslazyeyeball says: Oct 28, 2013 12:38 PM

    What a moron.

  3. geniusry says: Oct 28, 2013 12:39 PM

    And Aikman’s response was “who?”

  4. 1pwrightt says: Oct 28, 2013 12:40 PM

    No one is really interested in what Dexter Manley has to say anymore and the ONE radio station that did ask him is now regretting it. Back to being invisible Dexter.

  5. sbchampsagain says: Oct 28, 2013 12:47 PM

    Jim Farley wrote on Twitter that Manley’s apology after the fact was not enough.
    Unfortunately, Manley couldn’t read it, and still showed up for work.

  6. sbchampsagain says: Oct 28, 2013 12:49 PM

    Still my favorite fantasy football team:
    Dexter Manley’s Book Club

  7. therolandobottom says: Oct 28, 2013 12:50 PM

    Who the hell is Dexter Manley?

  8. drewzducks says: Oct 28, 2013 12:52 PM

    Let’s give him some credit, at least we know he wasn’t reading off a script.

  9. jmorand47 says: Oct 28, 2013 12:53 PM

    Do you think Dexter will receive the same media backlash that say, Riley Cooper got? No way.

  10. realfootballfan says: Oct 28, 2013 12:54 PM

    Well, everybody knows he’s gay even with his beard and all. It’s sad that he has to live a lie, even this many years after his playing career.

    But where did they dig up illiterate Dexter from, lol?

  11. pike573 says: Oct 28, 2013 12:54 PM

    WTOP. Am I the only one that finds that part funny?

  12. scoops1 says: Oct 28, 2013 12:54 PM

    somewhere….Skip Bayless is saying…” I told You so!!! “

  13. drewzducks says: Oct 28, 2013 12:54 PM

    … or maybe he was just listening to the logicalvoices in his head.

  14. 4sacroc says: Oct 28, 2013 12:58 PM

    This clown has been given multiple opportunities to turn his life around and has pissed ‘em all away.

    Dexter is DC’s sports equal to the deranged, drug addict, clown Marion “Bitch set me up” Barry – whom the moronic electorate keep voting back into city politics.

    Good for Jim Farley.

    Enough.

  15. joetoronto says: Oct 28, 2013 12:58 PM

    “We were shocked and stunned when he said it. Needless to say he will not be back on WTOP,” Farley wrote.

    “Shocked and stunned”, how sensitive we’ve become.

    I think he should have kept that to himself but come on, shocked and stunned.

    SMH.

  16. scoops1 says: Oct 28, 2013 1:02 PM

    Troy Aikman isn’t Flabbergasted….cause he knows its true…

  17. kev86 says: Oct 28, 2013 1:06 PM

    Great in tecmo. Couldn’t stop the Bo Jackson HB sweep though.

  18. Foghorn The IKonoclast says: Oct 28, 2013 1:07 PM

    I think it was awful and that kind of stuff has been uttered for a very long time. It upsets me and upsets Troy but like Peyton Manning, some things are better left unsaid. Sadly!

    Hey Dexter, how is rehab going? A little misdirection that I see here…

  19. bigpoppa5501 says: Oct 28, 2013 1:08 PM

    “Drunk and stupid is no way to go through life son”

  20. qdog112 says: Oct 28, 2013 1:11 PM

    jmorand47 says:
    Oct 28, 2013 12:53 PM
    Do you think Dexter will receive the same media backlash that say, Riley Cooper got? No way.
    ******************************
    Nor should he receive the same media backlash. You’re talking apples and oranges just so you can state your belief of a double standard.

    The two situations are not remotely the same. Perhaps Manley would have been OK had he chosen the word “gay” instead of queer or maybe said gay while answering the question. He did neither and that was stupid. However, it comes nowhere near a liquored-up poorly skilled WR, saying he kill N-words among thousands of people.

    If Manley is not slammed, it will only be because people wanna protect Aikman from the speculation it would create and not because Manley gets a pass.

  21. vegasjack1 says: Oct 28, 2013 1:12 PM

    Realfootballfan: wishful thinking?

  22. bingobrown12 says: Oct 28, 2013 1:13 PM

    A former Redskin talking about a former Cowboy.
    What could possibly go wrong?

  23. vdogg says: Oct 28, 2013 1:14 PM

    Isn’t there a couple of seconds of delay during the broadcast? No one could reach the “dump button”….?

    Manley has always been about as sharp as a marble.

  24. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Oct 28, 2013 1:19 PM

    And yet it’s perfectly fine to call someone a “redskin.” Am I the only one who sees the hypocrisy?

  25. tipstopten says: Oct 28, 2013 1:20 PM

    Maybe the Washington team associates and owner
    should take some training on what is going on
    with the way people think about their team name.
    And Dexter you of all using a slur, if one was used
    against you, you would scream RACIST. Troy
    good all american boy. Shame on you Dexter and
    the owner of the Washington football team. I will
    not use their name.

  26. r8dernation says: Oct 28, 2013 1:24 PM

    Radio station: Just because you say with all due respect, doesn’t mean you can say anything you want.

    Dexter: Sure the heck does!

  27. thegreatgabbert says: Oct 28, 2013 1:25 PM

    Well, at least Aikman’s name isn’t Dexter.

  28. youcantmakemepickausername says: Oct 28, 2013 1:43 PM

    joetoronto says:
    Oct 28, 2013 12:58 PM
    “We were shocked and stunned when he said it. Needless to say he will not be back on WTOP,” Farley wrote.

    “Shocked and stunned”, how sensitive we’ve become.

    I think he should have kept that to himself but come on, shocked and stunned.

    SMH.
    ————————————————–

    Yeah, that sounds like complete BS. Not condoning what Manley said and he’s paying the price, but “shocked and stunned”??

    So, you ask a guy like Manley, who let’s face it, isn’t exactly going to Mensa Society meetings, a question about the former Super Bowl winning QB of the most bitter rival of Manley’s former team (and a guy that, regardless of how bogus the rumors are/were, has had rumors about maybe being gay around him for a while), and you were expecting what exactly? Some thoughtful, poignant insight on Aikman’s abilities as a broadcaster? Come on, they probably got about the answer they expected.

  29. selldannysell says: Oct 28, 2013 1:49 PM

    geniusry says:
    Oct 28, 2013 12:39 PM
    And Aikman’s response was “who?”

    _________________________________

    Tell him to ask Danny White.

  30. grantlee11 says: Oct 28, 2013 1:54 PM

    We can make all the jokes we want about Dexter, but its really no fun because he can’t read them anyway.

  31. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 28, 2013 2:02 PM

    What was wrong or inaccurate about what he said? I am flummoxed.

  32. fringetastic says: Oct 28, 2013 2:06 PM

    It was inappropriate, he shouldn’t have said it.

    But man… Aikman and both of his on-air partners (Buck and his current fill-in) are terrible. It is like they aren’t really watching the game. Maybe they are getting talked to in their headsets so they are distracted, but gaaaaaaaah they are bad.

    Two quick examples from yesterday:
    Running play, Helu barely makes it back to the line of scrimmage. “Helu runs for a three yard gain.” Oh yeah, how is it 2nd and 9?

    Bobby G throws a touchdown, a rare pass this year that was actually on the mark. “RG3 makes another great throw.” As if RG3 was on fire or something, instead of not overthrowing another WR.

    WHAT?!?! They are terrible at paying attention to and calling a game.

  33. tremoluxman says: Oct 28, 2013 2:42 PM

    Bill Parcells once famously quipped about Manley, “The guy has the IQ of a grapefruit.”

  34. asimonetti88 says: Oct 28, 2013 2:47 PM

    So they brought on an illiterate drug addict who recently had major brain surgery and expected him not to say something stupid?

  35. patrickowns says: Oct 28, 2013 3:01 PM

    This guys has done and said stupid stuff all his life, that’s why they put him on. He’s not a brain surgeon. Once he does exactly what you would expect, they ban him. Maybe they can have Chris Brown on next and be surprised when he slaps the crap out of someone.

  36. diyhandymantony says: Oct 28, 2013 3:22 PM

    Dexter has a point! I guess he shouldn’t have said it that way though. But is Troy ueer?

  37. beastmode5150 says: Oct 28, 2013 3:33 PM

    Dexter takes his last name WAAAAAY too seriously.

  38. TheWizard says: Oct 28, 2013 3:34 PM

    If my QB can win as many championships as Aikman has, I don’t care who he’s sleeping with.

  39. nicopenelope says: Oct 28, 2013 4:32 PM

    Aren’t we all just so equal and tolerant. Let’s pat ourselves on the back.

  40. babyteal1 says: Oct 28, 2013 4:57 PM

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that…lol

  41. tv426 says: Oct 28, 2013 5:02 PM

    Dex is about as smart as a bag of hammers.

  42. trollaikman8 says: Oct 28, 2013 5:15 PM

    Jeff Garcia wants everyone to know that he’s available.

  43. realitycheckbaby says: Oct 28, 2013 5:48 PM

    Aikman is a light in the loafers.

    Everyone knows that.

  44. realitycheckbaby says: Oct 28, 2013 5:49 PM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Oct 28, 2013 1:19 PM

    And yet it’s perfectly fine to call someone a “redskin.” Am I the only one who sees the hypocrisy?
    =======================

    +10000000000000000

  45. diyhandymantony says: Oct 28, 2013 6:12 PM

    Have you listen to Troy commentate a Reedskins game. He is negative abd barrating players and the team. what do you expect he’s a cowboys fan and has stated he doesn’t like the Redskins and have been rivals since he even played. Why is he commenating Redskins games. People have complained in the past about him and Joe Buck. Listen to him/them next time. Maybe Troy is..

  46. nomoreseasontix says: Oct 28, 2013 7:23 PM

    If it wasn’t for football, he’d be wondering how he’s gonna get his next “foty”…

  47. justice072013 says: Oct 28, 2013 7:26 PM

    After LT, a strong argument could be made Dexter was the next best pass rusher of the 80s. He doesn’t get his due for how good he was. These kids out here today don’t know. He’d have given Aikman the Danny White treatment had Aikman come in the league a little sooner.

  48. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 28, 2013 7:41 PM

    It doesn’t offend (actually amuses) me when I see cowards behind anonymous screen names continue to play up every stereotype that exists about Black people, even if they aren’t even remotely accurate for one third of the Black community.

  49. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 28, 2013 7:41 PM

    And yes, Manley was ALL WORLD. And I am a Giants fan, we worried about him as much as teams did Lawrence.

  50. voorheesma says: Oct 28, 2013 9:50 PM

    Love me some Dexter…
    I remember when he said he was going to “ring his clock” when talking about Danny White. And he did.

  51. defscottyb says: Oct 29, 2013 4:23 AM

    I liked Dex as a player but damn… All that Crack in the 80’s may have cooked his brain. Dude, what were you thinking?

  52. defscottyb says: Oct 29, 2013 4:27 AM

    Dex knocked Danny White out of the ’82 NFC Championship game at RFK with a concussion/sack. White was on sidelines holding his head the rest of the game and they brought in Gary Hogeboom. Dude was a beast and the Skins went on to win the SB.

  53. skins1970 says: Oct 29, 2013 10:03 AM

    Dexter Manley could have been a Hall Of Famer if he had been able to stay off the drugs.He was unblockable. As for WTOP I think are overreacting here they knew what they were getting with Dexter this is what he always has done he says outrageous things to get people to talk about him. I think they need to get over themselves and invite him back he is fun to listen to and he means no harm.

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