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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what ever happened to freedom of speach? I used to watch espn a lot but not anymore, seems like they only tell you what they want you to hear.and what is wrong with a person saying he is having a taco.nothing more than saying a black man eating chicken or a white man eating ham and cheese. shame on you espn

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Stop this politically correct madness you network jerkoffs! Montoya probably laughed this remark off as we all should have ..get a life you network pussy's!Where has this once great country gone? Let's all start growing up and start realizing that laughing is far better to living in the land of the free than pointing ethnic fingers at each other when an remark is made on air! We as true Americans are tired of this ethinic petty BS. Bob Griese is fine human being...and a true professional.(and human like all of us!)His on air apology(s)should have sufficed, screw your suspension of him you gutless network pukes!

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I find it so disrespectful that people are so ignorant...and make comments about drugs instead of focusing on the beauty of the Country of Colombia...the comment about the taco is irrelevant it is the stupidity and ignorance of the posts that amaze me....obvioulsy coming from people with no cutural sensitivity.

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Television is supposed to be for entertainment...People tell jokes..first David Letterman now Bob Griese..WTF...everyone should lighten up>>>>sittin by the door waitin for the PC police

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hey rage41---do you really believe that evey white man is greedy?- or every comment about a food item and who eats it is putting down a whole culture????XXX??? is that the way you celebrate diversity? Kind of narrow dude... check yourself out.

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Remember now people...only whites can be racists!! We don't want to offend these illegals. We just want as much money as we can get from them...even though it will never amount to what we're giving them for being criminals!!

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So if you are latino that means that you eat tacos all day.. If you say that blacks eat fried chicken, is that not racism? Mr. Greise should be Fired!!There is no place for racism in sports and there is no place for racism on ESPN...Do the right thing and get this person off the air.. Or send him back to school and take spanish classes..

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Lucky i don't work for this liberal network...be fired in 10 minutes..hands down!!

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What does ESPN stand for Employee's Should Play Nice, what a joke
this is to make a big deal out of nothing. You should become a food channel if it's that important.....

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Is it that everyone but white people can make jokes?Dave Chappelle,Carlos Mencia ,Eddie Griffin,ect.can say whatever comes to mind,but Bob can't?For such strong people,how a few words can break you down.They're just too many cry babies in this country.Does anyone need any a pacifier?