Race: Talking Himself Out of a Job

Talking Himself Out of a Job

CBS Sports Commentator and Oddsmaker Jimmy ("the Greek") Snyder, 70, who makes his living in front of television cameras, likes to talk. Last week he should have refrained. In a Washington restaurant, when a television interviewer asked for a Martin Luther King holiday report on black progress, the gravel-voiced Snyder gushed, "The black ((athletic)) talent is beautiful." Then he elaborated: "The black is a better athlete to begin with because he's been bred to be that way . . . because of his high thighs and big thighs that goes up into his back." He went on: "This goes back all...

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