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McNabb & Race

An e-mail: “Rich, people are forgetting an angle on McNabb and race. Back when he was drafted (1999?) and negotiated his first contract, he and his agents accused the Eagles of racism for not giving him certain features in his contract. It wasn’t money, but some sort of structural/procedural stuff. They offered a ton of money. There was a big outcry against McNabb. The Eagles at the time had as good a record on race hirings/management as any team in the NFL, and eventually McNabb and the agent backpedaled after the Eagles broke off negotiations. McNabb and the agent all but admitted that the accusation was nothing more than a ploy that didn’t work…”

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