Long time ago, we pointed out that Barbaro was getting better treatment and support than certain human athletes that were undergoing injury rehab.
Well, once again, we are seeing the Negro athlete relegated to equine status.
Bengals' WR Chad Johnson will be racing a horse. For charity.
While we don't begrudge Johnson's never failing desire to continue to be a positive role model and do everything within his power to assist the less fortunate; we wonder how an organization could feel comfortable asking a proud athlete to put himself on display as some sort of side show act.
One wonders if the Bengals, reeling from the calculated negative effects the media's coverage of the police's treatment of their players, strong armed CJ into this dehumanizing charitable act.
Certainly, Carson Palmer is the biggest name on the roster. Yet, he is saved the indignity of running with a horse.
Again, CJ's never ending desire to help those in need should not be belittled.
It's just a shame that in order to help he must run through a road apple infested field designed for the display of the athletic prowess of horses.
The article didn't mention if a midget would be saddled on his back striking him with a horse whip to get maximum effort out of him.
We can only assume.