Ex-NFL star: NY GOP gov candidate isn't racist

BY foxsports • September 17, 2010

Former Buffalo Bills star Thurman Thomas is trying to do an end run around those trying to paint the Republican candidate for New York governor as a racist who doesn't care for the poor.

Thomas says in a YouTube video released Friday that he's known Carl Paladino for years as a man who created hundreds of jobs for people of color and funded a homeless mission for 15 years to feed, educate and house Buffalo's poorest families.

Thomas says in the campaign video that Paladino isn't a racist and he'll be a governor for all New Yorkers.

Democrats and others have criticized Paladino for forwarding racist and sexist e-mails to his friends in the past. Paladino has said he regrets that.

There was no immediate comment from Democratic nominee Andrew Cuomo.





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