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

by at . Comments

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?

Tags: ,