Taco Hell: Bob Griese Suspended By ESPN

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ESPN college football analyst and NFL Hall of Famer Bob Griese was suspended one week by ESPN after an off-color remark about NASCAR driver Juan Pablo Montoya.

This is not the week to work at ESPN. First, an affair with a crazy production assistant got baseball analyst Steve Phillips fired. Now Bob Griese gets a temporary boot.

The comment in question? During Saturday’s Ohio State-Minnesota game, ESPN ran a NASCAR graphic and co-analyst Chris Spielman wondered where Montoya was.

As his name was not in the Top Five in points standings, Griese mused that Montoya was “out having a taco.” Mmm. Not how to reach out to a key demographic.

We don't expect Juan Pablo Montoya will be inviting Bob Griese over for tacos anytime soon. The guy may not even like tacos. And they both work on weekends.

He apologized twice during the broadcast and ESPN issued a release disapproving of his comment. We're guessing that the disapproval was not because Montoya is from Colombia, whereas tacos are generally considered to be Mexican.

Luckily for Bob, he got off with just a one-week slap on the wrist. Note to analysts: Jokes with an ethnic bent, regardless of your intent, don't generally play well.

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OMG, I think it was not ok...it jus a esteritype, I`m Colombian and i don eat tacos....at least was about food and no drugs; but come on. do tou know tha Juan Pablo montoya said about it?: he said "who said what? I don`t know that guy and I don`t care what he said"
So if he does`nt so forget it

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America is going overboard , when it comes to words. Does every single word , in Webster's , have racial overtones ? I'm from the south. People in the south eat ton's of barbecue. If someone commented - that I was probably out eating ribs - they would probably be right !!

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if a remark about another driver getting bbq or a hotdog, hey is tacobell a supporter of nasty car, how about a bunch of redneck moonshine runners, h--l fire boys look where nascar comes from, ESPN lighten up, your a bunch of p-----s, youall need some fried chicken, would that be with or without tacos

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BUT WE GIVE TO THE AMERICANS WHAT THEY LIKE & THEY LIKE A LOT

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MONTOYA IS NOT MEXICAN

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Good thing that Bob Greise didn't say that Juan Pablo was out eating some "Chalupas".

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This suspension is ridiculous. Montoya laughed it off and Greise certainly meant it in jest. What if he had said that "Bill Elliot was out eating some grits" or that "Donavan McNabb was out eating a Phillie Cheesesteak." All of these foods are local favorites. This could be a ploy by ESPN to increase their Hispanic audience, as NASCAR is desperately trying to do!

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next they will want him to change is last name. from greise

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Bob is a jerk for making that stupid comment , and those rednecks that defend him are just as lame !!!

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you people at espn need to grow up, such actions we get you no viewers.... there are many more sports shows to watch now.... you and obama are alittle thin skined I'd say, if I was bob griese I would have told you to stick your job where the sun don't shine!!!!!

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