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June 20, 2018 1:07 pm

Jewish NFL Quarterback Josh Rosen Talks About Dealing With Antisemitic Slurs Since High School

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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen spoke on Tuesday about being on the receiving end of antisemitic slurs ever since he was a Jewish teen.

“I’ve been taking Jewish slurs since I was in high school,” Rosen, 21, told the website Uproxx. “I’ve been taking that my whole life. Sport is sport and you do whatever you can to get in a guys head, if that’s your technique, that’s your tactic.”

The NFL player spoke about the same topic in April in an interview with NFL.com. He said his opponents on the field would use his Jewish heritage against him by making remarks such as, “Stay the f— down, you Jewish bastard,” and, “I’m gonna break your f—- nose, you Jew.”

In May, the California native gave advice to other Jewish athletes, saying, “Keep grinding.”

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