Rob Parker: Suspended By ESPN for Racially Divisive Robert Griffin III Comments

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Another day, another racially charged story from the world of sports.

Not long after Caroline Wozniacki's Serena Williams impression drew charges of racism, Rob Parker of ESPN has called out Robert Griffin III.

Robert Griffin III Picture

The newspaper columnist, who is African-American, appeared on First Take this morning and said of the Redskins star rookie quarterback:

“Is he a brother, or is he a cornball brother? He's not real. Okay, he's black, he kind of does the 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 guy you want to hang out with because he's off to something else."

Parker continued:

"We all know he has a white fiancee. There was all this talk about how he's a Republican ... Tiger Woods was like, 'I've got black skin but don't call me black.'"

ESPN didn't waste any time in punishing Parker for his view, with spokesman Mike Soltys telling that his network has suspended the journalist and is "conducting a full review."

Former Colts Head Coach Tony Dungy has made his opinion well-known on Twitter, writing: "Rob Parker may have had worst commentary I have ever heard concerning Robert Griffin III."

Do you agree? Should Parker have been suspended for these comments?


The black guy was suspended for racist comments against another black guy, but white Caroline Wozniacki was not suspended for racist imitation of black Serena Williams. Go figure.


Did you ever hear Rob Parker speak. I thought he was a Jewish dude from Brooklyn for the First couple years of his radio show.


Racism runs deep in the black race but nobody wants to talk about it. When movies like Lincoln are made it just invites more. Besides where would you find the time- to busy talking and accusing of whites being racist. Jamie Foxx Spike Lee Samuel L Jackson Al Sharpton. It a "RACEFEST" and to think Obamas presence makes a difference is a joke. America talks about EVERYTHING but this problem.

@ Norm

WTH? How does the president get thrown into every damn thing? Let me guess, you're white?Unfortunately, you aren't even one of the intelligent white guys who went to good schools and understands the use of proper grammar. Poor child.

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