I don't blame white people who do use the word, why cause black people use the word, and the elephant in the room is, 'do black people want to be called black or afro-american'?
Now the context he used it in was a little different that Paula Deen and I don't want no one to think I'm coming to his aid, but the problem starts with the Afro-American Community.
We have to hold ourselves to a higher standard. I'm sure with the abundance of African-Americans on the Philadephia Eagles that this wasn't the first time he's heard the word. I don't know his background but some white people grow up in a culture like black people were they hear people use racial slurs all the time. They know it's wrong, but it's part of the culure.
The best way I know how to explain it is like this. Example: the word BITCH
No man, respects a woman who calls herself a bitch. I know I don't. I don't got time for all the ratchetness that comes with the word bitch and the attitudes and this that the thrid and the other. I mean women who call themselves bitches want respect but can't respect themselves so why shoud I? If you aren't use to respecting yourself, how are you going to up and demand respect when some guy comes along and sees you in the club yelling, "I'M THE BADDEST BITCH!"
"I can't belive that NIGGA said that!"