MCNABB: Fear Of A Black Quarterback?

mcnabb.jpgASSOCIATED PRESS: Donovan McNabb says African-American quarterbacks are perceived differently than white quarterbacks in a wide-ranging interview that will air tonight on HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.”In the conversation, which will be shown at 10 o’clock, McNabb also talks about the pressure of being the quarterback in this city and what it takes to tick him off. At one point, interviewer James Brown asks McNabb about how people perceive him as a quarterback, alluding to the lack of African-Americans at the position because some people thought “they weren’t smart enough.”

“There’s not that many African-American quarterbacks, so we have to do a little bit extra,” McNabb says.

Brown ponders if the media is as tough on Carson Palmer or Peyton Manning, or if they are more harsh on McNabb because he’s an African-American. “Let me start by saying I love those guys,” McNabb says with a smile. “But they don’t get criticized as much as we do. They don’t.” MORE

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