Bernard Hopkins Says Donovan McNabb Isn't Black Enough

Forget firing shots. Hopkins lets off a series of missiles.

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Bernard Hopkinsshould have better things to worry about right now—like, say, prepping for his May 21 fight against Jean Pascal—but during a training session in Philly yesterday, The Executioner let a group of reporters know that there is no love lost between himself and former Eagles QB Donovan McNabb. The Philly native even went as far as ripping McNabb for not being—gulp—black enough. "Forget this," he said at one point while pointing at his skin. "He's got a suntan. That's all."

That was only the beginning. He also ripped his "privileged" upbringing and called McNabb out for not being as tough as him, Michael Vick, and Terrell Owens. "T.O. got [into] the boardroom and saw the way they talked to McNabb," he said. "Coming from where he [came from]—that's strange to some white people, when a black man speaks...[Owens] wasn't used to this language. [He's] used to speaking up."

And finally, he took McNabb to task for siding with white upper management too often and for admitting that he felt betrayed when the Eagles traded him to the Redskins last year. "Why do you think McNabb felt he was betrayed?" Hopkins asked. "Because McNabb is the guy in the house, while everybody else is on the field. He's the one who got the extra coat. The extra servings. 'You're our boy.' He thought he was one of them." Bombs away! [via ESPN]

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