Originally written on Backyard Sports Blog  |  Last updated 11/20/14
Rob Parker finally came out with an apology to Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III via twitter earlier today.  Parker was recently suspended by ESPN for the comments he made on First Take about Griffin being a "cornball brother."  Check out his apology tweet below.  I blew it and I’m sincerely sorry. I completely understand how the issue of race in sports is a sensitive one and needs to be handled with great care. This past Thursday I failed to do that. I believe the intended topic is a worthy one. Robert’s thoughts about being an African-American quarterback and the impact of his phenomenal success have been discussed in other media outlets, as well as among sports fans, particularly those in the African-American community. The failure was in how I chose to discuss it on First Take, and in doing so, turned a productive conversation into a negative one. I regrettably introduced some points that I never should have and I completely understand the strong resp...
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  • WOW, it only took him six days to realize he needed to apologize!!! Whites are wrong when they use the 'N' word and rightfully so. It is also wrong when an African American talks about being 'Black' and 'Acting Black'...they are just doing other African Americans a disservice when they do.
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