RG3 Shows Support For Mike McDaniel After Backlash Over ‘I Identify As A Human Being’ Comment

Mike McDaniel

  • Newly hired biracial Miami Dolphins head coach was heavily critcized on social media after he told the media that he identifies as a “human being”
  • Former NFL player Robert Griffin III came to McDaniel’s defense on Twitter after the backlash.
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Robert Griffin is showing support for newly hired Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel, who has found himself at the center of backlash over some comments he made about his racial background during his introductory press conference in Miami.

On Thursday, the biracial McDaniel told the media that he identifies “as a human being” when his racial identity was brought up, which made several people angry.

“It’s been very odd, to tell you the truth, this idea of ‘identifying’ as something,” “I think people identify me as something, but I identity as a human being and my dad is Black. So whatever you want to call it, I know there’s a lot of people with a shared experience. It’s weird that it comes up because I’ve just tried to be a good person. And I think my background opens my eyes a little bit. I don’t have any real experience with racism because I think you identify me as something close to — I don’t know. I know my mom experienced it when she married my dad. I know my dad experienced it, that’s in my family. But I guess that makes me a human being that can identify with other people’s problems.”

After the press conference, RG3 took to social media to defend McDaniel.