Terrelle Pryor says outburst at fans was due to being called the N-word repeatedly

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Washington Redskins wide receiver Terrelle Pryor was filmed yelling at fans, via TMZ, and raising his middle finger in their direction following the conclusion on Monday night’s loss to the Chiefs in Kansas City.

Pryor posted on social media on Wednesday that the reason for his outburst was because he had repeatedly been called the N-word throughout the night. He relayed the situation through an Instagram Stories post captured by Craig Hoffman of 106.7 The Fan.

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Being called a (N-word) several times to the point where an NFL employee had to step to me and stand by me the whole game from 2nd quarter on is the exact reason why guys are kneeling during the anthem,” Pryor wrote. “I choose not to kneel because as a team we decided to stand … but as I walked in tunnel heading some one call me a (N-word) and say (expletive) you to me …  me flicking the person off is more deserving.”

Pryor added that he apologized to his teammates and the organization for his actions but indicated the slurs had really upset him.

Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters also shouted expletives at fans on Monday night, drawing the ire of head coach Andy Reid. The reason for that interaction has not been detailed.

46 responses to “Terrelle Pryor says outburst at fans was due to being called the N-word repeatedly

  1. Racism in so American that when people like Colin Kaepernick or Terrell Pryor speak up and protest racism the average American assumes they are protesting America.

  2. Well the obvious answer is to just keep giving them the finger then, that’ll really help the situation.

    SMH.

  3. Terrible for a fan to do that!! What is puzzling is how can a fan yell from the second quarter on that word and it not draw the attention of stadium security?
    Or not draw the attention of other black fans seated next to him or around him or by him. Did he really yell that N word constantly or just get heckled and couldn’t take it and flipped a fan off ?? Hmmmm
    And in turn say the N word was yelled over and over to push that narrative more and avoid a letter from Roger for the middle finger?!?! I know I’ve been to many games and if someone yelled that word that loud over and over he would of been escorted out of the stadium or carted out on a stretcher. Just a little fishy IMO

  4. I have been to more than 70 football games, NFL & college. I have never heard anyone use this word a single time. Pryor is simply saying this to justify his behavior, and everyone knows it.

    Like the NFL needs this right now, fans are already turned off.

  5. How are those fans not at least kicked out of the game? How do the fans sitting next to them tolerate that?

  6. Sadly, some people call this acceptable behavior, but those same people are the ones getting mad about an inanimate object getting its feelings hurt.

    What a time to be alive.

  7. The NFL employee needs to explain why this was allowed and steps were not taken to have the fans ejected. If this was allowed to happen with no action taken then this would be a bigger scandal than deflategate, bountygate, bullygate, and the fake signing of memorabilia. Considering the current climate of accused racism being expressed by NFL players, Roger needs to address with drastic actions taken. If he does not then I would question whether or not it actually happened.

  8. There are a lot of ignorant idiots who think a ticket gives them the right to say and do things they would never say or do face to face. The mob mentality takes over and people lose their minds. Honestly it’s time fans start policing themselves a bit.

  9. Like I said earlier, the video clip I saw was heckling about OSU. NOT the N word!!! Not a chance that word gets yelled over and over without getting ejected or beat down.

  10. Im not going to sit here and condone ANY racial comments but…I have worked as a corrections officer for 23 yrs and also in the U.S.Navy for 10 yrs ( active duty) and 15 reserve. I have been called more names then most people especially while working in the prison. If words especially one word gets you that upset then you just let the ignorant one calling you it get the best of you. When an inmate calls me any name i smile and say at least im going home tonite. He should smile after seeing his account balance

  11. Problem is now that the unstable part of each team’s fan base knows it can get in his head it will only get worse. The teams can take tickets away but hopefully peer pressure from fans around these idiots will be more effective

  12. Been in stands many times in Arrowhead. There’s no way this story is true. Yelling the N-word would result in a fight in the stands in short order, followed by ejection.

  13. I find it hard to believe a fan in the stands was yelling the N bomb loud enough for Pryor to hear it but not one person in the stands around him did anything about it.

  14. I have season tickets for an NFL franchise and I’ve been in many other NFL stadiums, baseball stadiums etc. I’ve heard the N-word used several times and to suggest it doesn’t happen these venues means to me that you really don’t go to these games. And no several of those instances, the fans weren’t ejected. Once again, people on this website denying that racism exists in a country that was built on racism and the hard work of slaves.

  15. Been to Arrowhead a hundred times and there is zero possibility this is true. Made up story to justify his childish actions.

  16. Pryor is not the sharpest pencil in the box.
    He DID screw over OSU and fans are still raw about it.

    I do not think he is above making this up to cover up his antics.

    I agree with many others, nearby fans and security would not put up with this is if it were actually going on.

  17. Been to Arrowhead plenty of times, no way that gets yelled out of the stands without a fight starting.

  18. I’ve seen people on this website say vile and disgusting things regarding race and you’re going to tell me, you don’t believe a drunken fan hiding behind a barrier wouldn’t do the same? You my friend might be delusional. Racism exist, people call other people the N-word. The first time I was called it, I was 9-years old at Oklahoma Football Camp, I’ll never forget it. Sorry to burst your bubble, these things exist.

  19. I do not believe Terrelle Pryor. it would be unacceptable for a fan to yell that at any player. No Way the stadium does not kick out the people supposedly calling him the N Word. I think Pryor is trying to make up a story that will keep him form getting fined.

  20. youngnoizecom says:

    October 5, 2017 at 9:12 am

    I have season tickets for an NFL franchise and I’ve been in many other NFL stadiums, baseball stadiums etc. I’ve heard the N-word used several times and to suggest it doesn’t happen these venues means to me that you really don’t go to these games. And no several of those instances, the fans weren’t ejected. Once again, people on this website denying that racism exists in a country that was built on racism and the hard work of slaves.

    ——————

    Eagles season ticket holder 1998-2016. I went to 1 away game every season, including once in KC.

    In all of those times Ive been to games, I have heard that word once. It was from the mouth of an African American man to another. Ive never once heard a Caucasian person say that, because it would have resulted in a beating.

    Say what you will, but my experience speaks to several hundred games.

  21. youngnoizecom says:
    October 5, 2017 at 9:46 am
    I’ve seen people on this website say vile and disgusting things regarding race and you’re going to tell me, you don’t believe a drunken fan hiding behind a barrier wouldn’t do the same? You my friend might be delusional. Racism exist, people call other people the N-word. The first time I was called it, I was 9-years old at Oklahoma Football Camp, I’ll never forget it. Sorry to burst your bubble, these things exist.

    I, for one, am not saying it couldn’t happen, but fans yelling it all game (as Terrelle put it), would not be tolerated. The stadium would have kicked them out.

  22. youngnoizecom says:
    October 5, 2017 at 9:46 am
    I’ve seen people on this website say vile and disgusting things regarding race and you’re going to tell me, you don’t believe a drunken fan hiding behind a barrier wouldn’t do the same? You my friend might be delusional. Racism exist, people call other people the N-word. The first time I was called it, I was 9-years old at Oklahoma Football Camp, I’ll never forget it. Sorry to burst your bubble, these things exist.
    _______________________________________________________________

    There’s a difference between anonymous person in the comment section and person in real life surrounded by people of different races. There’s no threat of a big brawl breaking out when some idiot says something in the comment section. I’m not sure thats the case in a stadium where the idiot would have to be yelling it loud enough for everyone around him or her to hear it. So unless a story comes out about a fan getting kicked out for it or a fight in the stands afterwards, its hard to believe TP.

  23. Racists do use this word, there is a race problem in the US. That said, there is zero chance anyone could repeatedly use that word loud enough for Pryor and an NFL employee to hear it and no one else intervened.

    Security would have been on that in a heartbeat, the fans around would pummel that idiot, and this would have been a major story from many others.

    Zero chance this really happened, Pryor is lying (again) to protect himself.

  24. Well if a brawl breaks out everyone gets kicked out so that ruins the game for multiple parties, even the ones who decided to take action against the vile word. However, we are taught not to use physical violence when the N-word is spewed upon us, so I vehemently disagree with the notion that a brawl breaks out due to its use. Several people don’t want their football watching experience ruined because of it, so there’s that and football stadiums aren’t necessarily comprised of people of all races. The demographics in each stadium would probably challenge that notion.

  25. Adam Jones said the same thing about the crowd at Fenway. Multiple times. Ive never heard anyone ever say that word in a public setting like a sporting event. Im sure its happened but ive never seen it. Too much to lose and nothing to gain by racist heckling. Also why was Pryor the only one who heard it?

  26. Since the Bennett-Vegas incident I’m not sure I can take him at his word…If it was said loud enough then the person that held him back must have heard it…I think I’ll wait until his story has been corroborated.

  27. So… because you didn’t hear, it didn’t Happen? Myopic much? Assuming you heard it then? Or do you also have a problem with your eyes?

    I know NFL players are the pinnacle of honesty and perfect examples of all that humanity strives to be. Not a single incident of drugs or alcohol abuse, domestic violence, PED usage or even so much as one case of bad temper – but – I want proof. Audio should have picked something up.

  28. youngnoizecom says:
    October 5, 2017 at 10:12 am
    Have you ever been to a game? I’ve seen fights break out between fans who support the same team because they disagreed over what each thought their team needed to do to win.

    The US Supreme Court has classified the N word as fighting words. Being call this word is, in effect, having the other person throw the first punch.

  29. “I haven’t had this experience, therefore neither has Terrelle Pryor”.

    Got it, thanks gang.

  30. I’ve said I have season tickets. I’m also black buddy. Just because it’s classified as fighting words doesn’t mean we fight over it all the time. If I fought every time I’ve been called the N-word, I’d be too damn tired to move.

  31. A possible drunk fan may have used this vile word where hundreds of people may have heard it. All to bother one man. That is not acceptable.
    Pryor did use this word to the media were he KNOWS thousands of people will hear it. All to justify his bad actions. That is not acceptable.
    The word is bad. No one should use it for any reason. Pryor just used it nationally for his own benefit.

  32. Calling BS on this. The race hoax thing is played out. The burden of proof is on the players looking for a scapegoat to justify their bad behavior.

  33. If this was said, it’s obviously wrong and moronic. The real question is why? Why say things like that to anyone? Like I said, if this was said. Why feel you have to say anything at that point. Game was over, your team won, Pryor didn’t do anything in the game other than catch a long TD in the 1st quarter. It is what it is. Why not just say nice catch and give credit where credit is due? The real question is why people feel the need to hurl insults or anything at players as they walk off the field? Why do people feel the need to say anything? N-word which is ridiculous or anything? Do they get off somehow by seeing these players break? For what, so they can tell their friends how they got a player angry? Real accomplishment.

  34. youngnoizecom says:
    October 5, 2017 at 11:34 a
    At this point, I neither believe nor disbelieve Pryor. I just want to see proof. Unlike others, I don’t care how many times it may have been said or why. Once is one too many and 100 is just as wrong as one.

    If someone in the stands did yell this at Pryor, the person must be identified. The one possibility no one seems to have addressed is; what if the person is black? Would it make this less offensive if this was the case? I could see security not stepping in if the person is black because there is an unwritten rule that makes it OK for blacks to call each other the N word. I am not attempting to be facetious, I am asking this in all seriousness. Would this, if it would turn out to be the case, alter your perception of this incident? This is strictly a hypothetical situation.

  35. Trump has really brought out the best in people, and apparently a lot of them are NFL fans. Sarcasm/off

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