ESPN has suspended commentator Rob Parker for comments he made regarding Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III last Thursday on ESPN’s “First Take.”
Parker questioned Griffin’s “blackness.”
“Is he a brother or a cornball brother? … We all know he has a white fiancée. There was all this talk about he’s a Republican, which, there’s no information [about that] at all. I’m just trying to dig deeper as to why he has an issue.
DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association, told The Washington Post in an email Friday:
“Robert can certainly take care of himself. Nonetheless … people need to be held accountable for the offensive things that they say.”
ESPN suspends Rob Parker – December 14, 2012