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  •  Cosell made this genuinely racist statement (0+ / 0-)

    Referring to Ralph Sampson: "The University of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson's school, has a 7'4" kid at the fifth-grade reading level."

    Fact is, Sampson got a degree in Communications from UVa, and was a pretty good student there. Cosell made the assumption that because Sampson was a black basketball player, he must be stupid.

    This was typical of what Cosell did when he got in front of a microphone; he made statements on subjects he knew nothing about.

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