Is Sean Payton Racist? Fans Angry With His Treatment Of Russell Wilson

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A nudge on the chest on live TV, humiliation on interviews, and other factors have led fans to believe that Sean Payton is Racist.

Media is reporting that the refusal of the Broncos to compensate Wilson is causing a drift between the player and the team. 

Fans Consider Sean Payton As A Very Good Coach
Fans Consider Sean Payton As A Very Good Coach (Source: ProFootball)

Patrick Sean Payton is the head coach for the Denver Broncos in the NFL.

Before his career as a coach, he was a talented quarterback. Sean Payton spent his elementary and middle school years (1970-1978) in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.

Later, he attended Naperville Central High School in Naperville, Illinois. He began his senior year as a quarterback there before graduating in 1982. 

After that, he won a football scholarship at Eastern Illinois University, again making him a starting quarterback.

During the Arena Football League’s inaugural season, he played quarterback for the Chicago Bruisers and the Pittsburgh Gladiators in 1987.

Finally, Payton started coaching as an offensive assistant at San Diego State University in 1988.

Is Sean Payton Racist For His Treatment Of Russell Wilson?

Although the actual reason for Sean Payton’s treatment of Russell Wilson is unknown, many have attributed it to his racist mentality. 

Fans are saying how he has treated Russell Wilson since joining the Broncos is disgraceful.

He is even taking shots in interviews and hollering at him on the sidelines on national television. Now, the coach is benching him with two games remaining in the season.

But despite these allegations from the fans, both Payton and Wilson have claimed that there is no basis for any racial allegations. 

Several sports media outlets have chastised Payton for humiliating Wilson by benching him for the last two games while still requiring him to dress as a backup.

Sean Payton Talking To Russel Which Was Seen As A Racist Action
Sean Payton Talking To Russel, Which Was Seen As A Racist Action (Source: InsideHook)

This would imply that, despite being benched, Wilson would remain on the sideline with cameras trained on him throughout games.

Wilson admitted that the Broncos benched him for financial reasons if he did not agree to a contract adjustment.

This included delaying his $37 million injury guarantee; the organization reportedly threatened to sideline him for the rest of the season.

Furthermore, Wilson’s agent said he would only be benched for the rest of the season.

Who Is Russel Wilson? 

Russel Wilson was born on November 29, 1988, and is a quarterback for the Denver Broncos.

Hailing from Cincinnati’s Christ Hospital, Wilson spent his formative years in Richmond, Virginia. His father is Harrison Benjamin Wilson III, who is a lawyer.

Likewise, his mother is Tammy Wilson, who is a nurse director. His older brother’s name is Harrison IV, while Anna is his younger sister.

At age four, Wilson embarked on his football journey, engaging in spirited matches with his father and brother.

Russel Wilson Running Through The Field
Russel Wilson Running Through The Field (Source: Instagram)

The budding football talent showcased his skills on a more formal stage when he made his debut with the Tuckahoe Tomahawks youth football club during his sixth-grade year.

Wilson studied at Collegiate School in Richmond, Virginia, a prep school.

For his college, Wilson declared his commitment to North Carolina State University on July 23, 2006.

Bibek Dhoj Thapa
Bibek Dhoj Thapa

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