During the Thursday Fox Sports 1 broadcast of “Undisputed,” co-host Shannon Sharpe likened Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton to a house slave for defending team owner Jerry Richardson’s innocence in a workplace misconduct investigation until proven guilty.
“[T]his goes back way back when,” said Sharpe. “Because, see, Cam is a first-round pick making a lot of money. Back in the day, the house and the field were treated differently. The blacks that worked in the house, when the white man, the master, got sick, we sick. We sick! He sick! But he couldn’t see that! Cam’s looking at it like … I get it. Harriet Tubman said they said, “Ms. Tubman, you freed a lot of slaves,’ she said, ‘I’d have freed a lot more had they known they were slaves.’”
“Cam, speak for you. Speak for your relationship with [Richardson],” he added.
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