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Politician Who Called NBA Players Criminals Tries To Explain Tweet

by Ashley | Posted on Monday, March 10th, 2014
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Pat Garofalo Racist



Yesterday we reported about State Representative from Minnesota Pat Garofalo’s offensive tweet about NBA players. Today, almost like clockwork he offered an apology…of sorts, via Deadspin:

Hi Tim. Thanks for the email and for giving me a chance to respond. I was talking about the NBA’s high arrest rate and that their punishment for positive drugs tests are weaker than other leagues. No intent beyond that. The culture among many pro athletes that they are above the law is the problem, not people like me pointing that problem out.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that his ‘apology’ and excuse is pretty bogus–no need to even read between the lines of his tweet, he knew what he was saying.

To make matters worse for Garofalo, he’s got a long standing ‘hatred’ for the NBA which seems to go way beyond just not liking the sport:

This is a man responsible for helping making laws and regulations…scary. Mr. Garofalo has the ‘r’ word written all over him, and I’m not referring to Republican.

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  1. jimmyt says:

    Is he really racist or just dumb and living in his own little world? He’s like one of these that think all student athlete’s have a D average and even that is given to them and that they could not possibly have any other skill sets so obviously they would have to turn to crime without sports.

    • michael says:

      No, he a racist. He didn’t say if the NHL folded or MLB, he purposely went for the league he knew was 70%+ Black. He knew exactly what he was saying and the man is actually in charge of people.

  2. Marisa says:

    NBA high arrest record please no league locks up more folks than the NFL, his disdain for the mostly BLACK NBA is apparent also I love how a politician is trying to call out others for illegal activity dude your a POLITICIAN

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