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ESPN suspends Parker over critique of RGIII

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03:26 PM ET 12.14 | How many articles about race in sports am I going to have to seethe through before my head explodes? First, we had race-baiting from Stephen A. Smith about the criticism of Cam Newton and then Warren Moon got in on it. But even Stephen A. Smith was made uncomfortable by comments made by ESPN First Take analyst Rob Parker on Robert Griffin III's "brotherhood." If there was a highlight film of foot-in-mouth moments, Parker's bizarre tirade on Thursday's edition of First Take. But after almost 24 hours of sitting on their hands, the four-letter network has told Parker that he's been suspended indefinitely and that the network will be reviewing the incident before any further action is taken.

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Robert Griffin III, AP Photo/Patrick Samansky Robert Griffin III, AP Photo/Patrick Samansky
December 14, 2012  11:59 PM ET

I was surprised he went there.

December 15, 2012  12:01 AM ET
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I was surprised he went there.

I am surprised ESPN didn't suspend him sooner.

December 15, 2012  05:43 AM ET

He was fired from his previous three jobs...surprised ESPN even hired him in the first place.

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December 15, 2012  07:58 AM ET
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I am surprised ESPN didn't suspend him sooner.

Many analysts would have been fired immediately.

December 15, 2012  09:36 AM ET

RGIII day on T&R threads.

December 15, 2012  10:04 AM ET

Everything that ever has come out of his mouth, has been idiotic. From steroids to now this!

December 15, 2012  10:53 AM ET

what a deuche

December 15, 2012  10:58 AM ET

The man must be desperate for attention, as well as intellectually challenged.

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December 15, 2012  11:48 AM ET
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what'd yu expect from a brutha from philly...!?.........and a ''boston'' hater too !.....[f]kk him,...hope hiz [philly] hot-dog stand and barbershop pay hiz billz !

HEY !!! We didn't say we wanted him back

December 15, 2012  11:51 AM ET

If you watch the segment, he 'steps in it'... the others on the show hand him a shovel to keep digging and of course he does.

At one moment he looked like he thought "Now might be a good time to shut-up". But of course he didn't.

Possibly one of the Dumbest on Air Rants I've ever heard...

 
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