Earlier this week when I heard that the Dolphins GM for the Dolphins asks potential draft pick, Dez Bryan if his mother is a prostitute? I thought is was way out of bounds. I did not hear the other side of the story as it was not published. I just could not see any context for this questions.
Below is a Sports Illustrated report of the other side we did not hear. I still think the question was out of bounds. Did it change your mind about the question?
Ireland’s logical follow-up question to Bryant not worthy of outrage
Source: Sports Illustrated
Author: Jim Trotter
Even in the no-holds-barred world of the NFL, where a head coach can get a free pass after using the female pronoun her to describe a male player, Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland took a moon leap out of bounds when he asked Oklahoma State wide receiver Dez Bryant during a pre-draft interview if the player’s mother used to be a prostitute.
Or did he?
Two sources familiar with the situation contend that Ireland’s question was nothing more than the logical follow-up to comments Bryant had made about his family. According to the sources, Ireland began the meeting by asking Bryant, 21, about his upbringing and his relationship with his siblings. Then he asked what Bryant’s father did for a living when Bryant was growing up. The following exchange allegedly ensued:
“My dad was a pimp.”
“What did your mom do [for a living]?”
“She worked for my dad.”
“Your mom was a prostitute?”
“No, she wasn’t a prostitute.”
Ireland apologized Tuesday for asking what has been described as a classless, offensive and potentially illegal question. But if the incident went down as described by two members of the Dolphins organization, Bryant should be the next to repent because there was no need for this story to go from a controlled burn to a raging wildfire.