Tiger Woods-Sergio Garcia Feud Turns Racist

Tiger Woods-Sergio Garcia Feud Turns RacistThe feud between Sergio Garcia and Tiger Woods was taken to another level on Tuesday night. According to The Guardian‘s Ewan Murray, Garcia was at the European Tour’s gala players’ awards dinner where he was asked a question about Woods. His answer could be construed as a racist remark:

‘Fried chicken’

Garcia was asked in jest if he would have the American round for dinner one night during the upcoming US Open. “We will have him round every night,” García said. “We will serve fried chicken.”

Later on, the Spaniard apologized, saying that his comment was a “silly remark” and not meant to come off in a “racist manner.” On Wednesday, Woods took to Twitter to respond to Garcia’s comments:

“The comment that was made wasn’t silly. It was wrong, hurtful and clearly inappropriate…

I’m confident that there is real regret that the remark was made.

The Players ended nearly two weeks ago and it’s long past time to move on and talk about golf.”

‘Unfortunate choice of words’

Garcia then formally apologized to Tiger during a press conference on Wednesday morning. No matter what Garcia meant with his comments, this will likely serve as yet another landmark in the ongoing spat between the two golfers. Garcia’s unfortunate choice of words also brought to mind Fuzzy Zoeller’s offensive remarks after Woods won his first major back in 1997 at Augusta.

Zoeller was quoted as saying of Woods’ win, “You pat him on the back and say congratulations and enjoy it and tell him not serve fried chicken next year. Got it? Or collard greens or whatever the hell they serve.”

The winner of the Masters traditionally chooses the champions’ dinner menu for the following year’s tournament.  Zoeller later apologized.

Are you for Team Tiger or Team Garcia? And what do you think of Sergio Garcia’s remark — racist or not?

Source: Tim Keeney, Bleacher Report

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NFL: Players Still Can’t Smoke Pot In Washington And Colorado

NFL Players Still Can't Smoke Pot In Washington And ColoradoIf you’re into loco weed, you happen to play for a team in Colorado or Washington state, and you think that the bills passed on Tuesday that allow the possession and use of marijuana apply to you … well, you might want to check on that. According to the NFL, there’s state law and the league’s collective bargaining agreement, and players should expect to heed the latter if there’s a dispute.

‘Marijuana remains prohibited’

“The NFL’s policy is collectively bargained and will continue to apply in the same manner it has for decades,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told USA Today’s Lindsay Jones on Wednesday morning. “Marijuana remains prohibited under the NFL substance abuse program.”

In Colorado, Proposition 64 allows state residents over the age of 21 to possess an ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants in their homes. Washington’s I-502 allows similar possession limits. There will be legal limits established to judge impaired driving per I-502, and pot will be taxed. It’s estimated that taxation and legalization could raise as much as $2 billion in revenue for Washington state over the next five years. That revenue will be earmarked for education, health care, substance abuse prevention and government services.

‘Complications arising’

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper was less than pleased with the results. “Federal law still says marijuana is an illegal drug, so don’t break out the Cheetos too quickly,” he said.

Hickenlooper does have a point, and there may be complications arising from the differences in state and federal law. It’s entirely possible that the federal government could sue to repeal state legalization, and federal law does take precedence. Clearly, the NFL feels that its laws do, as well.

Should recreational use of marijuana be legalized in all states? Feel free to share your opinions with us regarding this issue!

Source: Yahoo Sports

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