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ESPN fires Rob Parker, but not for RGIII comments

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07:24 PM ET 01.08 | ESPN has fired Rob Parker following comments he made, not about Robert Griffin III, but about the network. Parker appeared on a Detroit public access channel and slammed the network, saying they had full knowledge of what he was going to say about Griffin III and they still let him on the air. ESPN hired the guy to be controversial; that's what they do now. So it's highly hypocritical that when he does something controversial, he's fired. So don't buy ESPN's explanation that it was the RGIII comments that got Parker fired, it was the flaming of ESPN that got Rob Parker canned - or so it would seem. Either way, this saga is over and done with and hopefully, ESPN will be more responsible in the future when it comes to what they choose to put on their 8 million different networks.

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January 8, 2013  11:28 PM ET

^^^^^^^ Dolemite is on a rant!!!!^^^^^^^

January 8, 2013  11:29 PM ET

Jeez Dole has your love life been that bad???

January 8, 2013  11:29 PM ET

Hey mangler how's life?

January 8, 2013  11:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Hey mangler how's life?

Living the dream .....all is good

January 8, 2013  11:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Jeez Dole has your love life been that bad???

he must has gotten the paternity test results back....

January 8, 2013  11:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Living the dream .....all is good

That sounds like a good start to the year

January 8, 2013  11:34 PM ET

OK it's lunch for me. You boys play nice

January 9, 2013  01:38 AM ET
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Robert B. Parker, RIP.

IMO next thing you know is someone changing their name to DJrox: Parker RIP.

January 9, 2013  06:12 AM ET

I think the guy said something dumb, but ESPN hired him for hid opinions, like it or not, he said what was on his mind. I don't particularly like Rob Parker, but the man didn't deserve to get fired!

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January 9, 2013  07:47 AM ET
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B.S. He wasn't fired, his contract wasn't renewed, and it was directly related to his comments.Cornball rules, hip-hop sucks.

in a business where contracts typically are renewed automatically, non-renewal IS being fired....

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