Originally written on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 11/20/14
In the wake of Rob Parker's ridiculous rant regarding Robert Griffin III (say that fives times fast), ESPN is in full damage control. After issuing a statement, calling Parker's "inappropriate," the worldwide leader sacked the First Take commentator. Per SI's Richard Deitsch, ESPN has suspended Parker "until further notice" and is reviewing the situation. https://twitter.com/richarddeitsch/statuses/279626690118971393 While his ignorance is thankfully keeping him off the airwaves, it's not preventing Parker, a Detroit columnist, from fulfilling other obligations. He's scheduled to cover the Cardinals-Lions game on Sunday. https://twitter.com/mikejurecki/status/279630469656621057 Following his segment, in which he called Griffin a "cornball brother" and questioned his "blackness," Parker has been inconspicuously absent from Twitter. The assumption is that the higher-ups at ESPN ordered him to lay low while they ...
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  • The real problem I have with him is how he turns so many things into a 'Black/White' thing....when will dinosaurs like him just go away. A person should be judged by the content of their character, not their religion, national origin and certainly not the color of their skin. You would think as a society we could finally rise above this type of stereotyping. Good luck finding another gig parker, because no sports outlet in the country will hire your dumb ass now.
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