A former NFL running back is speaking out after he says he was called a racial slur at a Michigan pub on St. Patrick's Day.
Quentin Hines, who once played for the New England Patriots, was at Madison's Pub in Mt. Clemes when he says the bartender told him, "Just pay your tab, n*****."
”My jaw dropped,” Hines told the Macomb Daily. "He looked at me stone cold. I paid my bill and left."
But when Hines looked at his bill, he says he was shocked once again.
Printed at the top of his copy was the description, "black guy."
Hines returned to the bar, where he asked the bartender in question to speak to the manager. Hines said the man told him he was the manager.
“I had no conflict with the guy,” Hines said. “I don’t know what could have prompted that. I didn’t do anything wrong. I just wanted to go out and have a good time. A lady standing next to me went crazy on the bartender. She was really upset about it."
Hines later posted a photo of the receipt to his Facebook.
In response to the outcry that has ensued, Madison's Pub posted a response to its own Facebook.
"In response to Mr. Hines posting, Madison’s Pub would like our customers and Mr. Hines to know that we will immediately investigate this matter and take whatever corrective action is necessary.
"Madison’s Pub has enjoyed serving the Mt. Clemens Community for the last 18 years. We look forward to continuing a good relationship with all our current and future customers."