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Bears DB deals with white stereotype

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09:28 AM ET 08.05 | Free safety Chris Conte isn't the only white defensive back in the NFL. He???s not even the only one on the Bears??? roster. But given the few white starters at his position, he's reminded of it almost daily. "Yeah, it's always been a thing, you know," Conte said with a laugh. "It's not something that bothers me, and it shouldn't be something that bothers anyone else. But it's a thing. "I mean, [quarterback] Jay [Cutler] was just joking earlier, "Well, whenever Conte's out there, the ball is going to his side because he's the white guy." There's always going to be that perception that white guys aren't as athletic. It would be nice if people didn't think like that, but that's not realistic. I'm trying to prove those people wrong."

Chicago Sun Times

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August 5, 2012  09:35 AM ET

Really !!! This news ?

August 5, 2012  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Really !!! This news ?

I was about to say...


This is important because...???

August 5, 2012  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I was about to say... This is important because...???

Who says white people aren't athletic?

August 5, 2012  09:51 AM ET
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Who says white people aren't athletic?

She's thinking about that 180k payout for a gold medal.

August 5, 2012  09:52 AM ET

Jamal, you run a button hook, I'll hand the ball off to Marcus. Dwight, you go long..... Ready, Break.

August 5, 2012  09:53 AM ET

Change the story from white to black stereotype and protests would shut this site down

August 5, 2012  09:55 AM ET

That is racist! Call Al Sharpton...wait a minute....

August 5, 2012  10:02 AM ET

And white safeties aren't that uncommon. Now white corners, that seems to be pretty rare. Actually, I can only think of Dustin Fox off the top my head who went to Ohio State and played a couple years in the NFL. He hosts a local radio show and the DB race issue actually is brought up from time to time.

August 5, 2012  10:06 AM ET

And white safeties aren't that uncommon. Now white corners, that seems to be pretty rare. Actually, I can only think of Dustin Fox off the top my head who went to Ohio State and played a couple years in the NFL. He hosts a local radio show and the DB race issue actually is brought up from time to time.

August 5, 2012  10:17 AM ET

Don;t foget all pro corner Jason Sehorn (NY Giants from USC) until the coach got his starting corner injured doing kick returns,

August 5, 2012  10:18 AM ET

Don't forget (sorry a typo)

August 5, 2012  10:19 AM ET

This is nothing. I remember when Jason Seahorn won the NFL's fastest man contest. Some people took that as a sign that the apocalypse was at hand.

August 5, 2012  10:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Who says white people aren't athletic?

Truly disturbing!

August 5, 2012  10:35 AM ET
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Who says white people aren't athletic?

anyone for badminton???

August 5, 2012  10:45 AM ET

Awww the poor white guy has to deal with wittle stereotypes. What a crock.

August 5, 2012  10:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Awww the poor white guy has to deal with wittle stereotypes. What a crock.

haha! ;)

August 5, 2012  10:48 AM ET
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This is nothing. I remember when Jason Seahorn won the NFL's fastest man contest. Some people took that as a sign that the apocalypse was at hand.

Seahorn was really good for a while. I think he had a lot to do with shutting down Randy Moss in a playoff game. But they ran the exact same stories about him as well.

August 5, 2012  10:50 AM ET
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anyone for badminton???

OK that's funny. They were 1) pathetic 2) sent home

August 5, 2012  11:05 AM ET

This site still exists. It's amazing

 
August 5, 2012  11:11 AM ET
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This site still exists. It's amazing

Not really, I think you just broke a time warp continuum back to the year 2012. You will be glad to know that Cutler is till in his hopeful years and not the fat old balding man bagging groceries in a chicago corner store and sleeping at the YMCA.

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