Tuesday, May 03, 2011

African American Football Leader Says Pro Football Is a Form of Slavery

Wow. This audio interview really opened my eyes.

Abner Haynes is a graduate of North Texas State University (now the University of North Texas) where he and his then teammate Leon King integrated college football in the state of Texas in 1956. In 1960 he chose to play for the American Football League's Dallas Texans and led the league in rushing attempts, yards, and TDs in its first year.

His organization, Heroes Of Football, works for the local community.

In this interview, he talks about the exploitation of football players and how more money is spent on stadiums than on schools.

Click here to listen.

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