Charles Barkley Black People

Former player Charles Barkley speaks with reporters on the court prior to the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on December 13, 2012, in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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Former NBA player Charles Barkley has some strong opinions on Ferguson. The TNT analyst is in agreement with the grand jury’s decision not to indict Michael Brown’s shooter Officer Darren Wilson.

“The true story came out from the grand jury testimony,” Barkely said, adding that “three or four witnesses, who were black, said exactly what the cop said.” Barkley believes that the media is to blame for spreading misinformation about the case. 

During his interview on Philadelphia sports radio station 97.5 The Fanatic, Barkley also unleashed on Ferguson rioters. “Those aren’t black people, those are scumbags,” he said.

He claims the rioters only targeted minority owned businesses. “There is no excuse for people to be out there burning down people’s businesses, burning down police cars.”

Barkley is known for these types of comments, which echo the sentiment he expressed after George Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict. “Well, I agreed with the verdict. I feel sorry that young kid got killed. But they didn’t have enough evidence to charge him,” Barkley said in 2013.

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