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ESPN commentator Rob Parker really blew up RG3's spot, intended or not. On Thursday’s episode of First Take, Parker walked the interracial line within blackness and putting RG3 out there big time.
Parker ranted about getting to know Griffin before deeming him worthy of being 'down.'
Was there a need to really blow the guy up on national television and also offended fellow journalist Stephen A. Smith .
“My question is, and it’s just a straight, honest question: Is he a brother, or is he a cornball brother,” Parker said.
“He’s not really. He’s black, he does his thing, but he’s not really down with the cause. He’s not one of us. He’s kind of black, but he’s not really like the kind of guy you really want to hang out with.”
“I want to find about him,” Parker said. “I don’t know because I keep hearing these things. We all know he has a white fiancee. Then there was all this talk about he’s a Republican, which there’s no information at all.
I’m just trying to dig deeper into why he has an issue. Because we did find out with Tiger Woods, Tiger Woods was like, ‘I’ve got black skin, but don’t call me black.’ So people wondered about Tiger Woods.”
“That’s different, because, to me, that’s very urban,” Parker said. “Wearing braids is, you’re a brother. You’re a brother if you’ve got braids.”
A fellow panelist Stephen A. Smith ( who is also black ) took exception to the comments:
“First of all, let me say this: I’m uncomfortable with where we just went,” Smith said when asked to respond to Parker. “RG3, the ethnicity or the color of his fiancée is none of our business, it’s irrelevant, and he can live his life in whatever way he chooses. The braids that he has in his hair, that’s his business, that’s his life, he can live his life. I don’t judge someone’s blackness based on those kinds of things. I just don’t do that. I’m not that kind of guy.”
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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...
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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...
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III participated in the portion of practice that the media is allowed to see, per Chris Russell of ESPN 980 in Washington D.C.
In the very limited portion of practice that media is allowed to see, Griffin did full stretching exercises including running in a straight line, a sideways shuttle (lateral) drill that would essentially be the...
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...
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...
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...
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III looked better practicing on his sprained knee Thursday but offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan still believes he'll be a game-time decision.Fantasy Spin:We still believe Griffin will play against Cleveland this week but it wouldn't hurt to have a backup plan in place just in case he tweaks something between now and Sunday.
Robert Griffin III is 3 for 3 taking part in practice this week
on his sprained right knee.
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...
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, [...]
According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III only participated in individual drills this week and didn’t take any first team snaps in practice.
“Redskins players tell me RG3 has only done individual drills this week, no first team reps at all. He’s thrown to receivers but Cousins taken all 1st team reps. However he is truly a game...