Former NFL linebacker Bart Scott has made a name for himself throughout his playing career for being outspoken. That reputation continued when he discussed the Queen City earlier this week.
Scott told CBS Radio's Damon Amendolara that Cincinnati was his least favorite city to visit during his 11-year career because the Ku Klux Klan frequently held rallies near the hotel where his team would stay.
"The first three times we went there, we usually went there like November and December, and the KKK would always be having a rally right across the street," Scott told Amendolara. "They had this ice rink and there was always the KKK there. I wanted to go over there and do some sheet-busting. I wanted to put some paws on some people."
Scott began his career with the rival Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens played in Cincinnati on Dec. 1, 2002, during Scott's first season with the team. In the following two seasons, Scott's Ravens played in Cincinnati on Oct. 19, 2003 and Sept. 26, 2004 respectively.
"First three years the KKK would have a rally downtown and they must have known we were coming to town," Scott continued. "I think it just messed their whole vibe up."
The linebacker spent his first seven seasons with the Ravens and finished his career with the New York Jets. He is currently an NFL analyst for CBS television.
"Trust me, I don't think you would want to run up on the Afro-American, because you can get it," Scott finished his answer jokingly. "Run up here with them sheets talking that nonsense. We going to have a game before the game. I was young, had a lot of testosterone. Shake you like a rag doll with you talking that foolishness."