Ugly Plays: Most Racist Moments in Sports

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  • Philadelphia Eagles Riley Cooper, N-word, country music concert
  • Shaquille O'Neal, Yao Ming
  • Bill Romanowski N-word
  • Jozy Altidore
  • Marge Schott, Cincinnati Reds, Racist
  • John Rocker racist remarks, New York
  • Don Imus Rutger's
  • Jimmy The Greek
  • Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, racist remarks
  • Fuzzy Zoeller, Tiger Woods, Master's Tournament, golf
  • Dani Alves Barcelona, banana, soccer

Bill Romanowski Denies Using N-Word

Bill Romanowski was one of the most feared NFL linebackers through the 1990s and early 2000s. But a 2000 Sports Illustrated article in which an unidentified teammate claimed that Romanowski used the N-word brought Romo to tears in a subsequent press conference. Romanowski vehemently denied ever using the word. SI stuck to its story. Whom to believe? (Photo: A. Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

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