Kirk Ferentz labeled racist

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I like Andy but yeah this is simply a bad take.

Canceling Kirk would be if they found a tweet of his 12 years ago where he didn't say something PC.

Canceling is trying to sideline Gary Dolphin for complimenting a black player.

Wonder if Andy would say those comments in front of the 50+ players that have come forward this summer.
 
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Rural

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Cancel culture is probably not quite appropriate for this situation.
 

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Interesting that the law firm hired to do the "independent" investigation hasn't bothered to even contact DJK.
 
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Front page on ESPN this morning:

https://www.espn.com/college-footba...black-players-speak-program-racial-inequities

OK lets wait and see when the Hawk troll denials start rolling in.....
That last line is incredibly telling and sad.

"A lot of former Iowa players say they had different experiences, but I can say that the majority of the Black athletes were treated different than their white teammates," said former Iowa cornerback Michael Ojemudia, who was drafted by the Denver Broncos in April. "Don't get me wrong, the University of Iowa presented me the best opportunity to make it to the NFL. Just, throughout the journey, you gotta ask yourself: How much of my identity am I willing to sacrifice?"
 

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Yeah, I am genuinely excited to hear how they will explain how Ferentz wasn’t lying when he said no players had brought issues up to him in the past when McNutt explicitly says that isn’t true.


Of course he's lying.

Just a little reality bending going on is all.
 

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How can Iowa try to dispute DJK's accounts of stuff when ESPN reviewed the messages and emails as proof? These guys are just swimming in their lies at this point, and they deserve everything that's coming and probably a lot more.
 

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That last line is incredibly telling and sad.

"A lot of former Iowa players say they had different experiences, but I can say that the majority of the Black athletes were treated different than their white teammates," said former Iowa cornerback Michael Ojemudia, who was drafted by the Denver Broncos in April. "Don't get me wrong, the University of Iowa presented me the best opportunity to make it to the NFL. Just, throughout the journey, you gotta ask yourself: How much of my identity am I willing to sacrifice?"
Is that the first time Ojemudia has commented? I honestly think it was.. ESPN must've reached out to him.

That article was pretty thorough.. ESPN and other national media don't seem like they're dropping this story anytime soon, which would be the opposite of our local media who are now attributing this situation as "cancel culture".
 

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Is that the first time Ojemudia has commented? I honestly think it was.. ESPN must've reached out to him.

That article was pretty thorough.. ESPN and other national media don't seem like they're dropping this story anytime soon, which would be the opposite of our local media who are now attributing this situation as "cancel culture".
I believe that it is.

Isn't it ironic that Andy Fales goes on a "cancel culture" rant about Ferentz last night, and then ESPN drops this super well presented piece about how he and his staff have essentially tried to cancel black players' culture within the football program? I was always pretty neutral with Fales until about 2 months ago. Now, he looks like nothing more than a Ferentz nut-hanger.
 

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These are interesting comments about being constrained from telling recruits the truth on how they are treated.

McNutt recalled how when Black recruits visited Iowa City, they would meet with a panel of Black players and ask them questions, such as where they would get haircuts or where they would hang out on a mostly white campus. Lomax said any issues Black players had with the program were only shared with close teammates -- after they got to campus.

"I just told [recruits], 'Look, it's a different culture, a different environment here,'" Lomax explained on the same podcast. "But of course I'm not going to go into a lot of detail because I don't want [people to say], 'Lo's out here discouraging recruits to come to Iowa.' It's that weird dynamic here, where it's like, can you really be vulnerable? Can you tell the truth? It's tough. I'm telling recruits, 'I have my guys, I love being here with them. Now, do we have to deal with some other stuff when we go into the football complex?
 

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I believe that it is.

Isn't it ironic that Andy Fales goes on a "cancel culture" rant about Ferentz last night, and then ESPN drops this super well presented piece about how he and his staff have essentially tried to cancel black players' culture within the football program? I was always pretty neutral with Fales until about 2 months ago. Now, he looks like nothing more than a Ferentz nut-hanger.
Yeah that was an absolute joke of a take. Imagine writing up that spiel, doing a segment on it, and then ESPN puts out long detailed story that's currently on the front page of their website. Demoralizing.
 

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I believe that it is.

Isn't it ironic that Andy Fales goes on a "cancel culture" rant about Ferentz last night, and then ESPN drops this super well presented piece about how he and his staff have essentially tried to cancel black players' culture within the football program? I was always pretty neutral with Fales until about 2 months ago. Now, he looks like nothing more than a Ferentz nut-hanger.
And I don't get it. The Iowa AD are about as bad as it gets for accessibility, its not like they've been accommodating to WHO or KXNO over the years.
 

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Making a comparison to Ebenezer Scrooge? I couldn't believe what I heard.

The article is pretty damning. How much more does U of I need to know to clean house? I know they are waiting on findings of the independent" review, but I think we all know U of I will do whatever they can to sweep this under the rug.

The blind loyalty of Hawk fans + especially the local media is disgusting.