Redskins’ GM says Bryce Harper would be a safety in the NFL. Not a corner, because “he’s a white guy”

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Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan was talking about Bryce Harper on 106.7 The Fan and what he’d be like as an NFL player. Interesting topic! Maybe more interesting than McCloughan thought it would be before he answered. From CSNWashington.com:

McCloughan is also a scout by nature and knows how to evaluate talent. He was asked what position Harper would play on the football field and his answer was just great:

“Ehhhhh, probably strong safety. But, I went to a game a couple weeks ago, and he flipped his hips and caught a fly ball out in right field in the corner, and I thought, maybe [cornerback]. But I’m thinking, uhh, okay, no, he’s gotta be a safety. He’s a white guy.”

Not because he’s too slow to be a corner. Or too bulky. Or doesn’t have the moves. But because “he’s a white guy.”

This brought to you by the league which still has a lot of people who think black people can’t be quarterbacks and racial slurs can be team nicknames.

Rays moving spring camp due to damage caused by hurricane

Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Rays are relocating their spring base for 2023 due to extensive damage to team training facilities caused by Hurricane Ian.

The Rays have trained since 2009 in Port Charlotte, Florida, about 90 minutes south of St. Petersburg, and intend to explore several options before making a decision on where to hold spring training and play Grapefruit League games when camp opens.

The team and Charlotte County released a joint statement Thursday, saying damage to Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte can’t be repaired in time to host games this winter.

“Charlotte County supports the Rays efforts to secure alternative accommodations for 2023 spring training,” the statement said.

“We are all disappointed for the residents of Charlotte County and the fans there. The community is in the thoughts and hearts of the Rays, and the team will continue to support recovery efforts,” the statement added. “The Rays and Charlotte County intend to develop a restoration plan for Charlotte Sports Park in the coming weeks.”