Kudos to ESPN

2012_12 Parker and Griffin

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



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4 responses to “Kudos to ESPN

  1. chrissythehyphenated

    Tweet @jtLOL: Politicization: The process by which one publicly disagrees with a liberal.


  2. chrissythehyphenated

    Tweet @keder: “Choice” = abortion. “Ask the wealthy to pay a little more” = raise taxes. “Have a conversation” = STFU and do it my way.


  3. chrissythehyphenated

    Tweet @ @charlescwcooke: I reject the mawkish presumption that one’s care for America’s children is proportionate to one’s enthusiasm for gun-control measures.

    Yeah. Esp since the same people claiming to care so much about our kids enthusiastically support the daily slaughter of unborn American children.


  4. chrissythehyphenated

    Tweet @ @angelaisms: Some people need kicking MT @DRUDGE_REPORT: Thieves Steal Thousands In Christmas Care Packages Meant For Troops… http://drudge.tw/TXIYNE

    Personally, I’m not holding my breath waiting on the “supports our military” First Lady to even notice, much less get all riled up and wag her index finger at the perpetrators.