AFTER WEEKEND COMMENTS, GUS JOHNSON IS LUCKY HE’S NOT WHITE

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In describing a touchdown run by Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson this weekend, CBS announcer Gus Johnson used the highly questionable phrase that he showed “getting-away-from-the-cops-speed.” Chris Johnson is African-American. Luckily for him, so is Gus Johnson. It can be argued that had a WHITE announcer used the same phrase…

For his part, Gus Johnson denied that “getting-away-from-the-cops-speed” is racial. He told USA Today sports media critic Michael Hiestand, “People of all races have run from the law.”

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