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Old 01-09-2013, 01:15 AM
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Rob Parker, who was suspended by ESPN last month after referring to Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III as a "cornball brother'' and questioning his "blackness,'' has been fired by ESPN

"Rob Parker's contract expired at year's end. Evaluating our needs and his work, including his recent RG III comments, we decided not to renew his deal," ESPN said in a statement Tuesday afternoon.

Parker, who like Griffin is African-American, made the comments on the debate program "First Take" on Dec. 13. He was suspended indefinitely the next day, then ESPN announced the ban would last 30 days.

The 30-day suspension was retroactive, and Parker was expected back on ESPN in the next few days.

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Old 01-09-2013, 01:10 PM
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After an Apology he came back and said he didnt say anything wrong...

Dude isnt smart

Just another guy that doesnt know when to shut the hell up.
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After an Apology he came back and said he didnt say anything wrong...

Dude isnt smart

Just another guy that doesnt know when to shut the hell up.
just another black guy to add to the racist tally, MLK would be rolling in his grave
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:41 PM
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i don't think he is a racist i just think he is stupid. he was trying to make a race issue out of nothing and completely looked like a fool. which he usually does anyway. skip bayless and stephen a smith are probably sad that they lost their whipping boy though.
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Wonder if Parker will cite "racism" in his unemployment claim?
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:34 PM
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What Mr. Parker fails to understand is that lots of people of many ethnicities look up to Robert Griffin III. He's one of the finest quarterbacks in the NFL right now and his color doesn't matter. I just hope he recovers from surgery and gets to play again. I bet Carson Palmer reaches out and makes contact with RGIII because he knows how hard of a comeback this will be.
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What Mr. Parker fails to understand is that lots of people of many ethnicities look up to Robert Griffin III. He's one of the finest quarterbacks in the NFL right now and his color doesn't matter. I just hope he recovers from surgery and gets to play again. I bet Carson Palmer reaches out and makes contact with RGIII because he knows how hard of a comeback this will be.
parker shouldnt have been fired. Damn, this damn panty wearin, limp wristed country has a freakin colon explosion all up in their underpants every time someone has a damn opinion. If parkers getting fired, then bayless should be next. Hes been saying insane crap for years.
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