NFL Player Tweets Racist Joke And Refuses To Apologize
Arizona defensive end Darnell Dockett made a racially insensitive joke about Chinese people on Twitter. The backlash didn't seem to bother him all that much.
Arizona defensive end Darnell Dockett, a three-time Pro Bowl selection also known for his Twitter antics, has — so far — refused to apologize for a string of racially insensitive tweets he sent over the weekend.
The first tweet was sent Friday evening:
Soon after that first tweet, Dockett defended it to his followers and defiantly claimed that he wasn't racist and wouldn't apologize.
Neither the Cardinals nor Dockett had addressed the tweets as of Monday afternoon. Since Saturday morning, Dockett used his Twitter account to mock NFL reporters who overwhelmingly picked the Cardinals to lose at Seattle on Sunday (Arizona won, 17-10) and to playfully interact with his 161,000 followers.
In the past, Dockett has generated headlines with his Twitter account by tweeting his way through a traffic stop, threatening to attack a former Florida State teammate for implying he was gay, and attempting to woo Katherine Webb, the model and beauty-pageant girlfriend of University of Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron.