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Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 04/09/2011

George Allen asks Craig Melvin his position (UPDATE: And apologizes)


“Are you sure you’re not related to Mike Bass?” (NBC Washington)
NBC 4’s reporter-anchor Craig Melvin is a tall African-American. Which apparently led to this exchange with former Sen. George Allen, according to Melvin’s Twitter account Tuesday night:

“For the 2nd time in 5 months, fmr. gov. and sen candidate George Allen asks me,”what position did you play?” I did not a play a sport.”

And we’re off!

For the 2nd time in 5 months, fmr. gov. and sen candidate George Allen asks me,"what position did you play?" I did not a play a sport.less than a minute ago via web

UPDATE: The son of former Redskins coach George Allen apologized to Melvin.

"@georgeallenva:sorry if I offended, ask people a lot if they played sports Grew up in fball family found sports banter good way to connect"less than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply

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Categories:  Politics | Tags:  Craig Melvin, George Allen, Virginia, Politics

 
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