UCF Coach George O’Leary Allegedly Told Coaches Only To Recruit Black Players With Blue Gums Because They Are Bigger, Faster, and Stronger Than Those With Red Gums
USA Today – Former University of Central Florida defensive coordinator Paul Ferraro accuses UCF football coach George O’Leary of explosive racist remarks in a breach of contract lawsuit filed in circuit court on Friday.
The suit alleges that O’Leary used a derogatory word for African-Americans and called the NFL “one big ‘Ru-Ru’ tribe.” The suit also alleges O’Leary once advised coaches to check African-American players “to make sure their gums are blue, because they are bigger, faster and stronger than (African-American players) with red gums.”
Grant Heston, UCF’s vice president for communications and marketing, told USA TODAY Sports by email Monday evening: “UCF is an inclusive and diverse institution and our investigation shows that these claims are without merit.”
George O’Leary with some (alleged) next-level racism right here! I mean I’ve heard a lot of racist jokes/stereotypes/generalizations in my day, but I’ve definitely never heard that black players with blue gums are bigger faster and stronger than black players with red gums. Certainly never heard of a coach telling his assistants and scouts to specifically recruit based on it. And I also don’t think I’ve ever heard “Ru Ru Tribe” before either? Is that one popular amongst the bigot crowd? Learn something new every day.
Speaking of stereotypes though, an old white dude named George O’Leary is pretty much the exact person I would expect to hear something like this from. Like if you want to learn a new type of racism you weren’t even aware of yet, 68 year old white Irish dude is where to go for it.
PS – Old caucasian guy with pink gums = likely to lie and excessively pad their resume. I know that one.