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January 20, 1988
"The black is a better athlete to begin with because he has been bred to be that way. "Because of his high thighs and his big thighs that go up into his back, (he) can jump higher and run faster. The white man has to overcome that, but they don't try hard enough. "This goes all the way back to the Civil War, when the slave owner would breed his big black to his big woman so that he could have a big black kid, see."
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April 22, 1996 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder, the blustery oddsmaker and sports commentator whose career came to an end because of controversial comments he made about black athletes, died Sunday in Las Vegas. He was 77. Snyder, who had been in poor health for some time, died of heart failure after being hospitalized for the last month and a half in Las Vegas, according to a long-time friend, Tommy Manakides.
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February 21, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder, 73, the oddsmaker who was fired by CBS because of controversial remarks about black athletes, filed court complaints against the network that seek $20 million in damages.
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February 21, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder, 73, the oddsmaker who was fired by CBS because of controversial remarks about black athletes, filed court complaints against the network that seek $20 million in damages.
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July 19, 1988
CBS will announce today that Dick Butkus will replace Jimmy (The Greek) Snyder on "The NFL Today" pregame show this football season. Snyder was fired at the end of last season after making racially offensive remarks. CBS has also announced its National Football League broadcasting teams for the upcoming season. The new commentators are Dan Fouts, who will work with Dick Stockton, and Gary Fencik, who will work with Jim Lampley.
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April 28, 1988 | BILL CHRISTINE
Jimmy (The Greek) Snyder, who was fired as a sportscaster in January by CBS for racist remarks made during during a radio interview, shocked many people Wednesday night at a press dinner at Keeneland on the eve of today's Blue Grass Stakes. Snyder, asked to handicap the field in the Blue Grass, said: "I don't know, I don't want to get into any trouble. Are there any black horses in the race?"
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January 23, 1988 | Associated Press
Jimmy (the Greek) Snyder, fired last weekend by CBS Sports after making racial remarks, was admitted to Duke Medical Center Friday afternoon with chest pains. He was listed in good condition. Snyder, 70, spent several days in July at the Medical Center, where examinations revealed that one of the three arteries to his heart was blocked. He joked at the time, "The interns were laying 15-1 odds that I would make it."
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December 1, 1989
Jack Kent Cooke is suing a magazine and his former chauffeur, who claimed that the Washington Redskins' owner is a racist and implied that NFL games could be fixed. Cooke filed a $30-million libel and defamation lawsuit against Washingtonian magazine, Harry Turner and writer Rudy Maxa, saying the article was "replete with scurrilous lies." Washingtonian Executive Editor John Sansing said the magazine would stand by its story.
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December 1, 1989
Jack Kent Cooke is suing a magazine and his former chauffeur, who claimed that the Washington Redskins' owner is a racist and implied that NFL games could be fixed. Cooke filed a $30-million libel and defamation lawsuit against Washingtonian magazine, Harry Turner and writer Rudy Maxa, saying the article was "replete with scurrilous lies." Washingtonian Executive Editor John Sansing said the magazine would stand by its story.
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July 19, 1988
CBS will announce today that Dick Butkus will replace Jimmy (The Greek) Snyder on "The NFL Today" pregame show this football season. Snyder was fired at the end of last season after making racially offensive remarks. CBS has also announced its National Football League broadcasting teams for the upcoming season. The new commentators are Dan Fouts, who will work with Dick Stockton, and Gary Fencik, who will work with Jim Lampley.
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April 28, 1988 | BILL CHRISTINE
Jimmy (The Greek) Snyder, who was fired as a sportscaster in January by CBS for racist remarks made during during a radio interview, shocked many people Wednesday night at a press dinner at Keeneland on the eve of today's Blue Grass Stakes. Snyder, asked to handicap the field in the Blue Grass, said: "I don't know, I don't want to get into any trouble. Are there any black horses in the race?"
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January 23, 1988 | Associated Press
Jimmy (the Greek) Snyder, fired last weekend by CBS Sports after making racial remarks, was admitted to Duke Medical Center Friday afternoon with chest pains. He was listed in good condition. Snyder, 70, spent several days in July at the Medical Center, where examinations revealed that one of the three arteries to his heart was blocked. He joked at the time, "The interns were laying 15-1 odds that I would make it."
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January 17, 1988 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
An embarrassed CBS fired a contrite Jimmy (The Greek) Snyder Saturday after the sports commentator said in a much-criticized television interview that blacks were "bred" to be better athletes than whites. Snyder, who outraged civil rights leaders with this and other remarks about blacks in sports, reiterated a "heart-felt apology" he made after the interview was televised Friday, but raised the possibility he may sue CBS for dropping him.
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January 20, 1988
"The black is a better athlete to begin with because he has been bred to be that way. "Because of his high thighs and his big thighs that go up into his back, (he) can jump higher and run faster. The white man has to overcome that, but they don't try hard enough. "This goes all the way back to the Civil War, when the slave owner would breed his big black to his big woman so that he could have a big black kid, see."
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