Dexter Manley Dropped As Regular Guest By WTOP After Slur Against Troy Aikman
October 28, 2013 at 6:04 PM (PT)
Former WASHINGTON REDSKINS defensive end DEXTER MANLEY's comment on HUBBARD News WTOP/WASHINGTON that former DALLAS COWBOYS quarterback and current FOX NFL analyst TROY AIKMAN is a "queer" prompted WTOP VP of News and Programming JIM FARLEY to tweet that MANLEY "will not be on WTOP again."
MANLEY, a regular WTOP guest, responded to a joking question about whether AIKMAN calling the game for FOX might have been a "big jinx" leading to the REDSKINS' loss SUNDAY to DENVER by saying "I think TROY was a queer." Given a chance to apologize by the anchors, MIKE MOSS and BRUCE ALAN, MANLEY first declined, then said "I take that back... I apologize."
The WASHINGTON POST reports that MANLEY issued an apology via email, saying, "In an interview with WTOP radio Monday, while intending to be funny, I used a slur to refer to TROY AIKMAN. It was wrong and insensitive. Anyone that knows me knows that’s not who I am in my heart or mind. I want to apologize to TROY, but I mostly want to apologize to anyone else I offended. Like a lot of people in these times, I have to realize that what I thought was funny years ago doesn’t work now. I’ll do my best to make sure it doesn’t happen again and hope you will accept my apology."