Channing Crowder, a linebacker for the Miami Dolphins attended the University of Florida on a football scholarship.
Now, Crowder left early for the NFL, but did spend a few years on campus as a student.
As a scholarship athlete, the deal usually is that in return for his participation in athletics, Crowder would receive the very best education that UF has to offer.
The Dolphins will be playing in London this week.
“I couldn’t find London on a map if they didn’t have the names of the countries,” Crowder said. “I swear to God. I don’t know what nothing is. I know Italy looks like a boot. I learned that.
You read that correctly. Mr. Crowder, during the course of his studies at UF learned that Italy looks like a boot. But can't read a map.
“I know (Washington Redskins linebacker) London Fletcher. We did a football camp together. So I know him. That’s the closest thing I know to London. He’s black, so I’m sure he’s not from London. I’m sure that’s a coincidental name.”
Yes folks, again, you read that correctly.
Channing Crowder confessed today he didn’t know until Tuesday that people spoke English in London.
The University of Florida must be very proud of their connection to Crowder's development.
We reject the notion that Crowder was joking.
This is a clear indictment of UF's educational system and their practice of luring Negro athletes onto campus with the promise of a good education in return for their services. And then releasing them into the world without the tools to so much as read a map.
While Crowder may appear the fool for making these statements, we applaud him for speaking up and having the courage to expose this calculated system of userage employed by UF.