” You sacrifice so much to get to the NFL. You miss recitals and graduations. Moments that you can’t have because you’re focused on being the best. “


” I’ve said numerous times the hardest job in America isn’t being a professional athlete. It’s not being a matador or having some job that puts your life at risk. The hardest job in America is being black, because it’s the one thing you can’t outrun. “


” I tell you what: I bet Jerry Jones would not trade places with a 75-year black man in Chicago. I bet Joel Klatt would not trade places with a 30-year old black guy from Chicago or Watts. I bet he wouldn’t do that. You know why? It’s great to know that I’m white and a male in America. “


” If you want to boo, I want you to boo me as loud as you can, because I think that’s a sign of respect: You don’t boo the bad players, you boo the really good ones. “


” Of all the four major sports, whether you like Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, maybe you like Bobby Orr, or you like Larry Bird or Tom Brady – Bill Russell is the greatest athlete to play in Boston. “


” Racism is a disease. Go to your doctor with an ailment, and let the doctor tell you, ‘Well, look, I’m not going to treat you, we’re just not going to talk about it. It’s going to go away.’ You would look at him like he’s crazy. By not talking about racism, it’s not going to go away. “


” If you only vote with your back pocket in mind or your own best interest in mind, I believe, it is my belief that’s a terrible, terrible way of thinking. “


” Most people, they’re dug in. ‘Michael Jordan is the best player, and there’s nothing LeBron can do.’ A lot of people dug in that LeBron is whiny and he complains, he jumped teams, he wants all the best players. And once you have your mind made up on a particular topic, there’s no moving you off of that. “


” Peyton Manning is funny, hence the ‘Saturday Night Live’, you see him in his commercials. He’s funny. “


” You can tell the truth, but sometimes you can’t always be in your face with it. I found a way to tell the truth and put it in a nice, neat package for people to receive it. A lot of times, you have to put it in a nice, neat box with a bow tie, and when they open it, it’s the truth. I think people respect that. “



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You sacrifice so much to get to the NFL. You miss recitals and graduations. Moments that you can
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I tell you what: I bet Jerry Jones would not trade places with a 75-year black man in Chicago. I bet Joel Klatt would not trade places with a 30-year old black guy from Chicago or Watts. I bet he wouldn
If you want to boo, I want you to boo me as loud as you can, because I think that
Of all the four major sports, whether you like Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, maybe you like Bobby Orr, or you like Larry Bird or Tom Brady - Bill Russell is the greatest athlete to play in Boston.
Racism is a disease. Go to your doctor with an ailment, and let the doctor tell you,
If you only vote with your back pocket in mind or your own best interest in mind, I believe, it is my belief that
Most people, they
Peyton Manning is funny, hence the
You can tell the truth, but sometimes you can
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