There’s a scandal brewing among last weekend’s game between the Raiders and the Redskins.
The Oakland Raiders is the only NFL lineup made up entirely of African-American players. During last week’s Raiders – Washington Redskins game, the offensive line of the team decided to sit out the national anthem, but not everyone.
Quarterback Derek Carr stood for the anthem. But his offensive line – which protects the quarterback – decided to sit out the anthem.
Now, this is important, Armstrong & Getty report on their radio show:
Star Quarterback Derek Carr – who happens to be white – was not sacked a single time during the last season. But things were different for this game.
“So Derek Carr, who is never sacked – was sacked four times by the Redskins, back to back on the second offensive series of the Raiders,” the host said.
“The first series he threw almost immediately was intercepted, so that series was over before it began,” they said.
“Also, three times, the extremely dependable, never-does-this center – the guy who snaps the ball to the quarterback – snapped it before Carr was ready … three times. He “hiked” it – as the kids say – into Carr’s knees before he was supposed to.
The assumption here is that the Oakland Raiders purposely threw the game against the Redskins as a demonstration to Carr.
Armstrong & Getty pointed out that one of their fellow players said “If he wants to stand alone (for the National Anthem), he can stand alone on the field.”
Listen to their broadcast, posted Thursday.
“If this story is true, you’ve got an animosity between a white quarterback and a black offensive line that you can’t fix very easily,” they said. “Now this is getting into paranoia … and the fan base and the whole country.”
They wondered if this was a one-time “throwing” of the game.
“So is this a one-time punishment? Have they gotten together and talked to each other? Or are the black guys in the team not going to block for the white guys?
“At least for one game, it seems to be a message that was sent,” they said. “Maybe it was brief, maybe it was ‘alright, we’re going to let him get hit a couple times, see if he gets the message, but we don’t know.”
There were a handful of dropped passes by some of the black players that were “really weird,” they said.
“That happens in the NFL all the time … but then the other stuff came up,” they said.
So the hosts’ “inside source” is claiming the game was thrown. If this is true, the NFL has a huge problem on their hands, as they pointed out.
The two claim their source is “extremely reliable.”
“They have a huge danger warning buzzer going off right now because if this happens on the Raiders, it could happen on any team as different decisions are made … as times are divided.”
When a reporter asked a team official about this, the hosts said they would be “blackballed.”
Later in the broadcast, TV Host Bill O’Reilly pointed out that it’s illegal to throw a game and the players could go to prison.
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