Thursday, April 01, 2004

Football Hall of Famer Paul Hornung is under fire for recent comments he made about his alma mater, Notre Dame. The once proud Fighting Irish have struggled over the past few years, and Hornung thought he had a solution. According to a news report, he spoke out on WXYT radio in Detroit:
"We can't stay as strict as we are as far as the academic structure is concerned because we've got to get the black athlete," Hornung said. "We must get the black athlete if we're going to compete."
After the remarks, Hornung was inundated with calls from the media, and has been pressed to retract his "insensitive" comments.

That's odd. If he had described the exact same concept using its other name ("affirmative action"), they'd be engraving his name on an NAACP Image Award plaque right now.

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