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Former Redskins player Dexter Manley apologizes to the gay community for using the slur "queer" on WTOP

4:39 PM, Oct 28, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- A former Washington Redskins star and Hall of Famer appeared on WUSA9 to address controversial comments that were made on the radio on Monday.

In his weekly appearance on WTOP radio, former Redskins defensive end and Game On panelist Dexter Manley used a derogatory slur when referring to former Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman. 

"I think Troy was a queer," stated Manley on the radio program.

Manley later issued a written apology but was terminated by WTOP. 

"I've had two brain surgeries in seven years ... sometimes I say things that are inappropriate. And I deeply apologize," Manley said in an interview with Derek McGinty. "It was ignorant of me not to apologize."

Accompanied by his wife Lydia and his friend Darrell Green, Manley issued a further public apology.

"I'm Darrell Green. I've been here 30 years. I wouldn't be here if I didn't support this guy," said the Redskins Hall of Fame cornerback. 

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