"Everybody tries to get an edge," says Rodney Peete.
There's been a charged debate going on about why some people dislike the Super-Bowl-bound, electrifying, controversial quarterback for the Carolina Panthers, Cam Newton. Some simply say it's because he is Black. Other's say it is because of his flashy, hip hop cultural flair.
The Panthers quarterback is not afraid to speak the truth.
No major newspaper would ever print a letter like this about Tom Brady.
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The fact that Andrew Luck has been widely praised for his athleticism and Robert Griffin III for his leadership qualities and comprehension of sophisticated passing schemes may reflect a change in the tormented way that we talk about quarterbacks and race.
Biological factors do not compel people from certain races to excel in certain sports. Cultural factors do.