The San Francisco 49ers suspended radio host Tim Ryan for saying on a Bay Space sports activities discuss present that Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is nice at faking handoffs due to his “dark skin with a dark football.”
Ryan made the comment in the course of the first couple of minutes of his weekly section with KNBR’s “Murph and Mac” morning radio present. The hosts requested Ryan about Jackson’s excellent efficiency main the Ravens to victory over the 49ers on Sunday.
Jackson put up over 100 dashing yards, main his group to a 20-17 win over the 49ers in a recreation between two of the league’s prime groups. He’s a frontrunner for the NFL’s Most Useful Participant award.
“He’s really good at that fake, Lamar Jackson, but when you consider his dark skin with a dark football with a dark uniform, you could not see that thing,” Ryan stated on air, according to The San Francisco Chronicle. “I mean you literally could not see when he was in and out of the mesh point, and if you’re a half step slow on him in terms of your vision, forget about it, he’s out of the gate.”
San Francisco 49ers officers stated in an announcement to The Chronicle Wednesday that they suspended Ryan for the upcoming recreation as a result of they’re “disappointed” in his feedback.
“I remorse my alternative of phrases in making an attempt to explain the circumstances of the sport,” Ryan stated in an announcement. “Lamar Jackson is an MVP-caliber participant and I respect him enormously. I need to sincerely apologize to him and anybody else I offended.”
Ryan is a former linebacker who performed for the Chicago Bears from 1990 to 1993. He labored as a Fox TV analyst protecting NFL video games for 12 seasons till he joined the 49ers as a radio shade commentator in 2014.
Throughout Monday’s section, Ryan spent many of the 22-minute present breaking down Sunday’s recreation and complimenting each the Ravens and Jackson’s play.
The 49ers stated they’ve additionally reached out to Ravens officers to “extend our apologies and assure them the matter is not being taken lightly.”
Some felt Ryan’s feedback diminished Jackson’s skill.
“Lamar is great because he’s great,” said one Twitter user. “Enjoy your holidays Tim, Niners deserve better.”