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"I said the %$&* word and now I'm suspended"

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Nationwide Series driver Jeremy Clements explained in detail Thursday exactly how he finds himself suspended indefinitely from NASCAR competition.

In a one-on-one interview with ESPN, Clements would not verbalize the specific comments he made, but when pressed for clarity about whether or not it was racial, he paused. Asked again, "Was it racial or not? Maybe not in context, but in term?" Clements replied: "Correct."

"When you say 'racial' remark, it wasn't used to describe anybody or anything," Clements said. "So that's all I'm going to say to that. And it really wasn't. I was describing racing, and the word I used was incorrect and I shouldn't have said it. It shouldn't be used at all."

A source told ESPN.com's David Newton on Wednesday that Clements was banned for using a racial slur while talking to a reporter. NASCAR officials wouldn't offer specifics on what Clements said, only that it was an "intolerable and insensitive remark" that violated the sanctioning body's Code of Conduct for actions detrimental to stock car racing.


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That must have been some word he used :shock:
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Post Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:00 pm

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Wow.....
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Post Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:23 pm

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bet if it was a major driver in Nascar, he wouldnt have gotten suspended. Got in trouble sure, but wouldnt have gotten suspended. Easier to make examples out of the lesser drivers.
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Post Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:34 pm

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I don't know what he said but suspended indefinitely? Seriously? I have no tolerance for any type of racial slur, but come on. Even the druggies have a path for atonement...

I think I know the word he used, which isn't nice, but I don't believe it was suspension worthy in the context he used. That is if what he's saying is true. I'm reading a series of books where that word is used a few times to describe things and places that are "cheap". And he wasn't being interviewed either, just taking them to Jo Long's hauler. I guess the MTV reporter was feeling a little left out with all the real reporters there and wanted and a little more attention. Or it could have been the NASCAR employee that went to the powers that be. In any case, I think the suspension is a bit harsh, if he used the word I think he did. JMO
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Post Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:26 pm

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ha, tower i thought you said a bad word and got suspended from here, by your header...
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Post Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:51 pm

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I've read some things about this but I'm more confused than ever on the word used. Will one of you PM me with the exact word. Apparently I'm S-L-O-W.
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Post Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:57 pm

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Don't know what he said for sure myself,but suspension-please,maybe some time on the naughty bench!
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Post Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:51 pm

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michaeljohn wrote:ha, tower i thought you said a bad word and got suspended from here, by your header...

Exactly what I was going for! :lol:
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Post Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:53 pm

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onerockindoc wrote:I've read some things about this but I'm more confused than ever on the word used. Will one of you PM me with the exact word. Apparently I'm S-L-O-W.

I don't know myself, but according to the ESPN article it was racist in nature.

So start with the 'N' word, and then continue through the list.
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Post Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:06 pm

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Well, I went there but I had heard it may have been something to do with the Princess.

This just keeps getting curiouser and curiouser.
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Post Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:16 pm

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onerockindoc wrote:something to do with the Princess.


That's what they wanted you to believe, that's what they were hoping for .......... but it ain't so.
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Post Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:56 pm

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HTower wrote:
onerockindoc wrote:I've read some things about this but I'm more confused than ever on the word used. Will one of you PM me with the exact word. Apparently I'm S-L-O-W.

I don't know myself, but according to the ESPN article it was racist in nature.

So start with the 'N' word, and then continue through the list.



But it supposedly wasn't used as a racial slur, I'm thinking it's the n word followed by dly. This is the definition of the word I'm thinking he used and also the word they use in the book I'm reading

"grudgingly mean about spending or granting : begrudging. 2. : provided in meanly limited supply"


I sent you a PM doc...
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Post Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:52 pm

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For what it's worth.....Dale Jr said in his Phoenix press conference that he personally has no use or tolerance in his life for language like that. It gives the sport a black eye.

Jeremy is in his late 20's.....I hope that if he has enough talent to race that he is smart enough to find a mentor in the garage
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the word used rhymes with Delores and is a name of a woman's body part, haaha
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Post Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:21 pm

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From the articles I have read, the slur was used to describe any other driver who was driving poorly. Take the n-word and put it into an otherwise derogative phrase involving a relative and you will be pretty close to what Clements said.

As for the indeterminate time, my guess is they have to create a new "wash out the mouth" road to redemption. Maybe 8 hours of sensitivity classes.
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