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JARRETT BELL: Geno Smith The Latest To Pay The Black Tax

Source: Jarrett Bell / USA Today

When a Pro Football Weekly scouting report on West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith surfaced recently, containing damning proclamations by analyst Nolan Nawrocki about the habits of the top-rated passer in the NFL draft, it made me shake my head.

Two years ago, Cam Newton was slammed by Nawrocki for having a “fake smile” and setting a bad example while carrying a sense of entitlement.

Last year, in a Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel report, Robert Griffin III was knocked by unnamed scouts for how he “deals with people.”

Now another African-American quarterback has some vicious stereotypes circulating about him that people who have gotten to know Smith insist couldn’t be farther from the truth.

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