Bruce S. Gordon, NAACP President and CEO (above), said today that he is outraged by the comments made by Philadelphia branch president Jerry Mondesire about Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb. Gordon said, œI can not respond strongly enough to how I feel about the controversy started by Mondesire™s article. Having spent the first 40 years of my life in the Philadelphia metropolitan area, I have followed the Eagles organization and its players for a long time. Donovan McNabb is one of the best that they have had. He is a great quarterback, an excellent role model and a class act. Whatever possessed Mondesire to take such a negative position on a positive person like McNabb is beyond me. The NAACP has many civil rights issues that require our attention. Criticizing Donovan McNabb is not one of them. However, in light of Mondesire™s criticism it has become a personal priority of mine to set the record straight. I intend to reach out to Mr. McNabb personally to offer my apology as well as my support.
Gordon continued by suggesting that someone write a column calling out Aaron Brooks “who has been just awful this season”.
OK, he never said that last part. But it is amazing how much crazy stuff has gone down over a newspaper article that’s almost 3 weeks old.