Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 12/14/12

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 wipe the egg from their collective faces. His last tweet was in response to a critic, whom he deemed "typical and uneducated."

Many players have reacted to the Parker hullabaloo, but I feel it's best to end with a pair of zingers provided by Texans running back Arian Foster on Friday.

https://twitter.com/ArianFoster/status/279600889361211392

https://twitter.com/ArianFoster/status/279602051191799808

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