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ESPN has suspended an on-air personality for comments about Robert Griffin III. Also: HBO’s Larry Merchant will call his final fight for the network on Saturday, and ESPN writer John Hollinger has joined the Memphis Grizzlies. “First Take” Talker Suspended: ESPN has suspended an on-air pundit indefinitely for racial comments about Washington NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III. The pundit, “ESPN First Take” panelist Rob Parker, said during Thursday’s edition of the show that Griffin III was distancing himself from other [...]
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ESPN has come out and admitted that Rob Parker’s comments on First Take were inappropriate. An ESPN spokesman released the following statement: “The comments were inappropriate and we are evaluating our next steps.” In my opinion ESPN needs to fire Parker for all the racial ignorance that he let come out of his mouth. But I’m sure they’ll just give him a slap on the wrist...
Washington QB Robert Griffin III is participating in Thursday’s practice, according to Mike Jones.
Griffin reportedly was “a little more aggressive” planting on his injured knee, which obviously a great sign for Week 15 status.
Last night, Griffin mentioned that he feels “really good” about playing on Sunday.
“If I can give the team the best chance to win, then...
Earlier today, ESPN’s Rob Parker made some of the most ignorant comments anyone could make during an appearance on Thursday’s First Take.
Parker took things way too far when he questioned whether or not Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is “down for the cause” as a black man.
“I want to find about him,” Parker said. “I don’t know because I keep hearing these...
Robert Griffin III's knee is looking better.
The Washington Redskins rookie was back at practice Thursday, dealing with the effects of a sprained right knee as the team prepares for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns.
Griffin stretched and made some basic throws during the 20 minutes that the practice was open to reporters. He was still favoring his right leg somewhat...
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The Washington Redskins announced that Kirk Cousins is expected to start at quarterback against the Browns, not RG3.
It’s an attitude that has no place in 2012 but that didn’t stop ESPN talking head Rob Parker from blathering on about it on First Take today. To hold the seemingly antiquated opinion that Robert Griffin may not be sufficiently black is one thing, but to announce it on national TV is foolish, reprehensible and cruel...
Injured rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III practiced for a third consecutive day as the Washington Redskins prepared for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns. Griffin stretched with teammates and appeared to move well on his sprained knee during drills in the team's indoor facility, according to reports. Coach Mike Shanahan has said Griffin's status for Sunday...
Robert Griffin III is 3 for 3 taking part in practice this week
on his sprained right knee.
People can call him a cornball all they want, this is the mindset I want my franchise quarterback to have.-TO
ESPN’s Rob Parker Suspended
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ESPN TV-personality, Rob Parker, was suspended today by the network for his insensitive and disparaging racial remarks in regards to Washington Redskins rookie quarterback, Robert Griffin III. Just in case you missed it, here is what Parker said about RGIII “Is he a brother, or is he a cornball brother? … He’s not real. OK, [...]
It’s a special day with the worst team name in professional sports — also the last NFL franchise to integrate — visiting the home of the worst logo in the history of anything for the first time since 2004.
With rookie phenom Robert Griffin III out today for the Washington Redskins, the Browns are poised for their fourth consecutive at-least-theoretically-Shurmur-saving win...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Robert Griffin III's sprained right knee will keep him out of the starting lineup Sunday when the Washington Redskins visit the Cleveland Browns in a game with vital playoff implications.
The Redskins announced Saturday night that fellow rookie Kirk Cousins will make his first career start as Redskins (7-6) try to run their winning streak to five games and...
By making some incredibly insensitive and idiotic comments about Robert Griffin III on Thursday, ESPN’s Rob Parker has created the buzz he was looking for. As you have probably heard, Parker questioned RG3′s blackness while pointing out that he is a Republican and has a white fiance, among other things.
After Parker made the comments on “First Take,” a Twitter user decided...
Cleveland head coach Pat Shurmur says his team is as ready to face Robert Griffin III as they’ve been all season-
“I think we’re as good as we’ve been to this point in the season. I think that’s fair to say. We’ve got our defensive tackles back. They’ve been playing quite a while now. Dimitri Patterson is back as the nickel player. He has a game under his belt after...
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Once again it’s game time! There’s nothing more exciting than to be able to watch a positive streaking Cleveland Browns team take the field at Browns Stadium against another team that’s definitely making a statement with its starting quarterback. This weekend’s match up is with the Washington Redskins lead by starting quarterback Robert Griffin III...