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.
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.
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 ...