League City's City Manager Suspended for Using the N-Word in LSU-Alabama Discussion

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Rich Oller, cutting-edge football analyst.
Rich Oller, the acting city manager of League City, has been suspended for a week following a long closed-door council session investigating his use of the N-word at City Hall.

Yourbayareanews.com reports that Oller was discussing the previous night's BCS title game between LSU & Alabama last month with two city employees when he dropped the N-bomb in what was no doubt an astute analysis of the game.

An anonymous e-mail tipped off city council to the incident, and they investigated.

"Use of the N-word in a city facility, it's just not acceptable by our policies and just common decency," Councilman Andy Mann told the Galveston County Daily News.

The day before the council hearing, a city spokesperson told reporters Oller ""did not intentionally say anything racist," which we guess means he was just going gangsta and no one else was street enough to understand. Oller himself is not talking to reporters about the incident.

It's the latest in a long string of embarrassing incidents for League City government, and good luck to whoever fills the city manager job.


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Grant
Grant

Wait, are people in the comments below actually arguing for the open use of the 'n-word'? What's next a poll tax?

roadgeek
roadgeek

Unless it's a black saying it, and then it's OK.  Yep.

Quannell
Quannell

Oh shit more PC bullshit was the "N" word Needtogetoverit ? Or Nubian ? I hear blacks saying that to each other all the time WTF

H_e_x
H_e_x

I love how some people just need to say that word. Out of all the words in the English language, this is the one you latch on to. Really make you think why you want to say it so damn badly. It must be going through your head constantly. The effort you put in to not constantly yell it out at everyone you see is commendable.

Katy
Katy

Are most of those blacks you're talking about city managers or "public servants"? 

White, black, or otherwise, I'd hope there's a slightly higher standard for city managers than for whoever you're hanging out with...

MadMac
MadMac

And you chose to call yourself Quannell, un huh. Bet the whole "need to get over it" irony's kinda lost on you, genius.

Quannell
Quannell

What word are you refering to? Nubian,Need, etc. If you can find someone to reread the article to you. You would discover that person was repremanded for using a racial slur. Thus, the context of these comments. That being said, Brother Quannell needs to go get a job to pay back the community that I ripped off. Peace Ya'll

Quannell
Quannell

WTF difference does an occupation make, kinda racist me thinks.

Quannell
Quannell

Hell I even liked that .... actually rocket scientist is more appropriate now blast off.

Katy
Katy

If you don't understand the point, I think it's kind of a lost cause.

You defend the behavior of a city manager because "You hear blacks saying that all of the time."

It's his position - not his race - that makes the use of the word questionable. Although obviously it is not a crime to be a racist fool or to use locker room language or to generally be a low-class moron, it seems reasonable that if someone who is in a public position uses that language, it might be deemed inappropriate.

It would be the same as, say, being drunk in the middle of the day: Just because you see someone on a street corner drunk in the middle of the day wouldn't get the city manager off the hook for the same behavior. 

Is that a tough concept?

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