Martellus Bennett Posts Chicken-Eating, Kool-Aid-Drinking "Black Olympics" Video

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From USA Today:

Cowboys tight end Martellus Bennett said he was “just having fun” when he and his brother filmed a YouTube video about “Black Olympics” and said he does not expect the episode to warrant discipline from the Cowboys.

Bennett drew scorn earlier this week from Kansas City Star columnist Jason Whitlock for his video, in which he and his brother Michael, a rookie for the Seattle Seahawks, competed eating fried chicken and watermelon and drinking Kool-Aid.

Bennett told the Michael Irvin radio show on Monday that he didn’t intend to offend others, but doesn’t think the video was racially insensitive.

“I don’t really think it’s offensive,” Bennett told Irvin. “It depends on your sense of humor and how you look at things. We were just having fun and it was very funny for me and my brothers, when I look at it I just can’t stop laughing. If someone takes offense, I apologize. That wasn’t my intention. It was just us having fun.”

Bennett told Irvin he would not have a problem with a white person acting out something like the “Black Olympics.”

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