Chiefs say they’ve seen no evidence of racial slurs toward players

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The league has threatened to ban fans who use racially abusive language, but the Chiefs say they’ve found no evidence of it.

After Washington wide receiver Terrelle Pryor claimed Chiefs fans used racial slurs Monday night, the Chiefs responded.

“Washington didn’t make our people aware of an incident, the people we have on the sideline didn’t see one before or after the game and as far as we know, no one from the league office was called to his aid during or after the game,” said Chiefs spokesman Ted Crews, via Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star. “There was no incident or report from the stands.”

Crews did say that if any fans have footage of the incident that would confirm such behavior they want to see it.

Pryor was seen on video making an obscene gesture toward a heckling fan after Monday’s loss to the Chiefs, clearly angry at something that was said.

Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson, who has played for the Chiefs for 13 years, says he’s never heard the “N-word” from the stands at home, though he’s heard it on the road before.

48 responses to “Chiefs say they’ve seen no evidence of racial slurs toward players

  1. Yeah, let’s measure every white person in this country by one person’s ignorance. Stirring the pot will do nothing to solve any problems.

  2. Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson, who has played for the Chiefs for 13 years, says he’s never heard the “N-word” from the stands at home, though he’s heard it on the road before.
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    I’m sure Pryor has heard it on the field, in the locker room, at practice, with friends all the time….. But I guess that’s okay.

  3. The NFL has yet to address the claim by Pryor that an NFL official had to stand beside Pryor for a good part of the game while these slurs occurred. Roger— we need a resolution.

  4. Strange that, with everyone and their mother holding a cell phone in the stands, hundreds of officials, reporters and team members on the sidelines and ONLY Pryor heard the racial slurs? It’s so easy to make accusations, but nearly impossible to rid of the damage when they are proven false!

  5. So you’re saying that perhaps Pryor was reacting to typical fan heckling with an over-reaction that included flipping the fan(s) off. Knowing that the league reacts to that gesture with fines, etc. he is playing the”race” card to justify himself.
    One does get tired of that garbage.

  6. Its his go to excuse for his behavior when nothing else works. Who will question him about racist slurs? No one wants to touch that topic with a 10 foot pole.So its an easy excuse to use to get out of whatever he was trying to get out of.

  7. Whether someone used a slur or not should be irrelevant. As a professional being compensated well, he should have much thicker skin. He and all players serve at the discretion of the fans.

    People are stupid, however like it or not athletes are supposed to be above this as they chose to be in the limelight with all the good and bad that come with that.

  8. Racism doesn’t exist in the show me state of Missouri …

    #racecardequalsthenewcrywolf

  9. bigjdve says:
    October 6, 2017 at 8:10 am
    Whether someone used a slur or not should be irrelevant. As a professional being compensated well, he should have much thicker skin. He and all players serve at the discretion of the fans.
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    Controversy aside…no player serves at the discretion of the fans. Would you say to a barista at Starbuck’s they serve at the discretion of the customer? No, they adhere to the rules of their workplace. A customer can’t walk in and say, “I use my discretion to fire you.” This kind of thinking is so baby boomer. He is employed by the team, being paid well is irrelevant. It doesn’t require him to be any more, or less human than anyone else. Buying a ticket doesn’t give anyone the right to anything more than a seat in a stadium during a game. Everything that person does beyond that good or bad, is on themselves. His employer, and the league his employer belongs to, have requirements for behavior for all its players, to which they adhere. If he lied, told the truth, it shouldn’t matter. The requirement is no gestures to the crowd. Pay the fine. If he lied about it and there’s evidence to that fact, pay a bigger fine.
    The amount of white privilege veiled in the majority of the comments on this thread is disturbing.

  10. my_old_name_was_offensive says:
    October 6, 2017 at 8:33 am
    Racism doesn’t exist in the show me state of Missouri …

    #racecardequalsthenewcrywolf

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    Don’t know about the validity of this incident…but racism exists in every state in American…don’t be naive…

  11. Chiefs are calling Pryor a Liar or they have evidence and are hiding it or trying there best to hide it !! A fan had to say something for Pryor to act that way and it be caught on video !!

  12. bigjdve says:
    October 6, 2017 at 8:10 am
    Whether someone used a slur or not should be irrelevant. As a professional being compensated well, he should have much thicker skin. He and all players serve at the discretion of the fans.

    People are stupid, however like it or not athletes are supposed to be above this as they chose to be in the limelight with all the good and bad that come with that.

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    Agreed people are stupid but disagree a player should be expected to just absorb and shrug off racial attacks. Compensated or not that stuff is wrong.

    My issue is that after reading the article Im not sure any such thing happened or if the player is just making excuses for his own behavior. Ill wait to see if any proof comes forth.

  13. If this is found to have not happened, Terrelle Pryor should be punished for lying about it. It shouldn’t be “Okay” ore “Allowed” to lie about fans using the N Word toward players.

  14. rainsarge , at this point we know that not even 1 out of 80,000 fans has come forward to support Pryor’s claim . Until that happens , if it does then it’s fair to question Pryor’s honesty on this issue . Racist comments are never acceptable but lying about hearing them isn’t acceptable either .If someone comes forward with evidence to support Pryor then I can understand his reaction but until then I will go on thinking this is just another in a long list of immature actions by Pryor.

  15. Players disrespect the anthem and the NFL does nothing but a “supposed” racial slur gets top priority. Makes perfect sense.

  16. You mean all those people and phones around and he’s the only one to hear it. That’s impressive, 1) that no one captured or heard it and 2) that he did and was able to pinpoint it’s source

  17. Same nonsense happened at Fenway Park, with Adam Jones accusations. Nobody heard anyone saying anything, but MLB and the national media just ran with it anyways. Fenway banned the “person” for life, even though nobody was ever identified to actually ban. The Fenway crowd even gave Jones a standing ovation in his first at bat the next day. WEEI was the one outlet to question the narrative and they were panned nationally as the symbol of Boston being the “most racist town in America”, which is completely absurd and untrue.

  18. Pryor lied. The false race card is pulled all the time to get someone out of a jam. They know the media won’t question it.

  19. Anybody yells the N word from the stands and they get their nose broke and escorted from the stadium immediately. Repeated N slurs being screamed by fans in Pryors direction..I doubt it. I highly doubt it.
    In this day and age you will be in the hospital, banned from a stadium for life and have your ugly mug plastered all over social media as an embarrassment and racist. I wasnt there. Could it have happened as portrayed? I guess. I just dont think so.

  20. Easy solution – ask Liar Pryor to name the NFL employee that had to protect him form the 2nd quarter on. Or, have the NFL confirm that an employee had to protect him.

  21. In their stadium, it would be to their advantage to have the crowd insulting the visiting team. Did you expect them say anything?

  22. matth3w420 says:
    October 6, 2017 at 10:40 am
    This Tory has BS written all over it.
    Racists don’t watch sports dominated by a race they hate.

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    Not unusual. The south for example is still very much segregated along racial lines but they come together to cheer on high school or college football teams.

  23. Well, the NFL’s employees have done themselves no favors this year…and last. Benefit of the doubt is a big concern for the NFL right now. If it’s true, they’ll find the guy and he won’t be welcomed back, if not we have more egg on the face of the league and don’t worry, we won’t expect an apology.

  24. Pretty ballsy to just flat out call someone the n word surrounded by people. That takes a special kind of crazy. Seems far fetched.

  25. Perhaps if Pryor spent as much concentration on catching the ball as he does “hearing” things, he’d be a success instead of a complete waste of oxygen (and I’m a Redskins fan).

  26. shutupbrees says:

    October 6, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Same nonsense happened at Fenway Park, with Adam Jones accusations. Nobody heard anyone saying anything, but MLB and the national media just ran with it anyways. Fenway banned the “person” for life, even though nobody was ever identified to actually ban. The Fenway crowd even gave Jones a standing ovation in his first at bat the next day. WEEI was the one outlet to question the narrative and they were panned nationally as the symbol of Boston being the “most racist town in America”, which is completely absurd and untrue.

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    As an Orioles fan who was watching that game I have to disagree with you. Adam Jones is nothing but a class act. He isnt a hot head that just loses it. Even Red Sox players came out and said it happens to them in their own park. And if you dont think Boston is a racist soorts town google some of the tweets Bruins fans sent Joel Ward after he scored the game winner agaisnt the Bruins years back when the Caps knocked them out of the playoffs.

  27. Oh yeah….. a stadium full of White Americans drinking beer and nobody spews a N bomb, especially since we live in such a peaceful ectopic society. Shame on Terrell.

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