USF Takes Weak Stance On Football Field Racial Slurs

Posted by Tom Edrington on August-13-2009 Add Comments

It was Oct., 2007, and University of South Florida offensive tackle Walter Walker read a column online written by LZ Granderson of

The story shouted to him. It was a story about that societal lightning rod, the "N-word." Yes, that "N-word," the "N-word" that slurs race and divides our country. Granderson wrote how it is too often used so very casually in college and professional football locker rooms.

It hit home with Walker and, in turn, he took an active stance to rid the USF football program of the "N-word." His efforts were chronicled by Tampa Tribune sports writer Brett McMurphy, who has covered the USF football program since its inception.

"Being a sociology major, these things a...

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