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Draymond Green Admits He Was Wrong To Call Kendrick Perkins A Racial Slur

“Regardless of how I may use the word to my friends or how that word may be perceived by anyone else in the world, it was wrong here.”

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In a recent episode of The Draymond Green Show, Green used a word to describe Kendrick Perkins that carries heavy racial undertones. In an impromptu video uploaded to The Volume’s YouTube page, Green admitted that he was wrong to do so.

Green was comparing Perkins to other “hot take” debaters and saying that Perkins didn’t have to do that because “you played”. That’s when he said, “You went from Enforcer to c–n”.

Perkins heard that and responded on Twitter with a video lambasting Green, asking “Hey Draymond you good? The f— wrong with you? Didn’t you just win your fourth championship? What the f— you worried about me for…Forget the old media, forget the new media, Imma stand by the old law and the old law says all that disrespect and all that hoe s— of calling somebody a c—. Man you gotta be f—ed up.”

In the new video from Green, Draymond walked viewers thru learning about the responsibility he says he now has as new media member and one that is a powerful voice.

“The other day, when I was speaking, I used a word that carries a racial connotation. When I used the word, I could have very well replaced the word with clown,” Green said. “I could have very well replaced the word with idiot, moron. I could have replaced the word with anything and continued in stride….The reason being for this episode is for me to come and address that.”

Green referenced being in New York and having conversations with Commissioner Adam Silver and NBA Executive Vice President and Head of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars in which he said he did not realize the severity of the word he used and learned from Dumars about the word’s history during their conversation.

“For me, it’s like, stop acting corny. You’re on some weird type stuff. That’s whack,” Green explained. “For me, in using the word, that’s what I was implying. However, in understanding that everyone didn’t grow up in Saginaw, Michigan. Everyone didn’t grow up with my friends. This is such a huge moment for growth in learning for me being rookie in this business and understanding that word does not mean the same thing to everyone.”

There are a lot of people out there that are going to see that and say ‘that’s a racial thing’ and as someone who stands against racism, has stood against it for years, and who is not afraid to get out in front of it, I can admit, right here, that I was wrong. Regardless of how I may use the word to my friends or how that word may be perceived by anyone else in the world, it was wrong here.”

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Pat McAfee: Deals With Amazon/ESPN Fell Short Because The Show Comes First

“Energy, time, anything away from this show… we got a lot going on. This is my number one focus and it should remain as such…”

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Last week, it was announced that Pat McAfee would be hosting his own version of the popular Manning Cast only for college football games.

McAfee, co-host AJ Hawk, and the rest of his cast and crew from The Pat McAfee Show will host an alternate feed for six college football games this season.

McAfee was rumored to be in talks with Amazon about potentially hosting an alternate broadcast for its Thursday NFL games, and the former Colts punter had also reportedly talking with ESPN about potentially being featured on College GameDay.

McAfee said to Andrew Marchand of The New York Post that ultimately the Amazon and GameDay deals didn’t come to fruition because it just didn’t make sense.

“I’ve had great conversations with both companies, we just weren’t able to get to a point where ‘the ask’ and ‘the business’ were where it needed to be to get a deal done on both fronts,” McAfee said.

McAfee on his show on Monday elaborated a bit further, trying to put to bed that he was being courted for Thursday Night Football.

“I’m not 100 percent sure if that’s what we were talking about, by the way,” he said. “I was never really approached for anything for Thursday Night Football. That was never really anything.”

Pat read from the full response to Marchand’s questions, posted under the Post story which appeared on the paper’s site Monday. He reiterated that his daily show and the small business he built around his show, take precedent over anything else.

“Energy, time, anything away from this show, this operation, this crew; we got families being built, we got houses being bought, we got 12 employees, we got a lot going on,” he said. “So this is my number one focus and it should remain as such because I have a brain, and also I care a lot about this operation. I love it, actually.”

Still, McAfee made it clear that just because no deal was signed with ESPN and Amazon for 2022 means the ship has sailed permanently. He’s keeping his doors open.

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ESPN Reportedly To Lose Big Ten Media Rights For the First Time in 40 Years

The idea is that FOX would have its marquee game kick off at noon, with CBS airing a game at 3:30. NBC reportedly will air games in primetime.

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After several months, it appears the Big Ten is nearing the finish line on a new media rights deal. And despite still reportedly being in negotiations with the conference, ESPN is looking set to lose out on media rights.

According to John Ourand of Sports Business Journal, CBS and NBC are the frontrunners to join with FOX.

The idea is that FOX would have its marquee game kick off at noon, with CBS airing a game at 3:30. NBC reportedly will air games in primetime.

Ourand reported his sources told him ESPN’s deal to keep the Big Ten was not as strong as the one offered by the other two networks.

It would mark the first time in four decades that ESPN didn’t have some involvement in Big Ten sports. But Ourand indicates the worldwide leader could pivot into bundling Big 12 and Pac-12 rights as an alternative. Additionally the network would then pursue keeping its deals with NCAA for championship coverage as well as being the home for the College Football Playoff.

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Fox Officially Unveils NFL Broadcast Teams

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In what has been considered a formality for some time, Fox today officially unveiled Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen, Erin Andrews, and Tom Rinaldi as their number one NFL broadcast team Monday. Burkhardt and Olsen were elevated to Fox’s top booth after the departure of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman to ESPN’s Monday Night Football earlier this year.

There were some reports that Drew Brees could have been a possibility to join the network, but those discussions fell apart.

The network’s other teams include several familiar faces to football fans:

#2 team: Joe Davis, Daryl “Moose” Johnston, Pam Oliver
#3 team: Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth, Kristina Pink
#4 team: Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma, Shannon Spake
#5 team: Kevin Kugler, Mark Sanchez, Laura Okmin
#6 team: Chris Myers, Robert Smith, Jen Hale

Olsen’s jump to the number one team with Burkhardt is a formality until the retirement of Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady. The seven-time Super Bowl winner will ascend to Fox’s number one booth upon his retirement, whenever that may be.

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