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Reads like a forced apology, and more like an excuse than anything. ESPN is going to get to duck this and he'll be back on in a week.
Oh, and it's the story second from the bottom on the ESPN front page.
Commentator Rob Parker has issued an apology for remarks he made on ESPN2's First Take last week regarding Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.
Pro Ecclesia, Pro Mundus
worthless. Fire him
Sic Bill O'Reilley on his ass
Fire him. Make him an example. Fire the next person that does it. End it now.
if it takes 5 days to release the apology, then it's 100% forced. the guy's a slug and should be fired, but he wont be.
I was always taught never to use two words when one will do. This guy operates from the opposite philosophy: never use five words ( I'm sorry I screwed up) to say what you can in 500.
That is no appology at all. Worthless.
The REAL kicker in all of this is that he is afraid that Robert is a Republican.
This post was edited by Old300Bear 16 months ago
Guy still doesn't understand that Robert doesn't owe him any kind of explanation for anything.
If I were ESPN, I wouldn't bring him back.
Not an apology. It's an attempt to save his job.
I would be shocked and disgusted if ESPN reinstates him.
He should be fired and publicly shamed by the network, but in reality he'll probably just be quietly let go.
In other words, "I still believe all the things I said, I just said them in a way that made it too obvious."
Not good enough. Shouldn't be reinstated.
We'll see what happens. At the risk of having this post deleted, can you imagine what would have happened if a white commentator had questioned whether or not a high-profile white rookie was "truly white" because he had a black fiance and was known to vote Democrat? I believe it would have been front-page news nationwide and ESPN would have fired the commentator on the spot.
The whole topic and the whole line of thought are stupid, no matter from which racial angle you approach it. As Christians, we should see every human being as someone created in the image of God, regardless of color, personal life, or whatever. Until we can get to that point as a society (and I doubt that will ever happen in my lifetime), we'll continue to deal with idiocy like this.
Sorry mlb, when it comes to aggies, I just can't do it.
It is the elephant in the room no one wants to talk about
Funny, but didn't realize all threads lead to Aggies.
Not meant to be funny - dead serious.
I question whether tannehill is " Aggy enough" all the time. He has all his teeth, he's married to a girl, she has all her teeth and he has exceeded expectations at something after he left Aggy. Then, I see his decision making on the field and remember that Aggy recruited him as a wide receiver.
I'm with old300
Desperate apology. Fire him.
Yeah, there is that. I didn't think about Aggie when I posted.
I spoke with a NFL player about the comments by Parker today. He said that about 40% of black NFL players have white wives / girlfriends. He was surprised by the comments, but basically said that most of the players consider Rob Parker, "an idiot."
That is good to hear!
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