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ESPN does not renew Rob Parker's contract

Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins reacts

Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins reacts before the game against the New York Giants. (Dec. 3, 2012) (Credit: Getty Images)

ESPN said it chose not to renew the contract of commentator Rob Parker, which expired at the end of 2012.

Parker, a former Newsday columnist, had been suspended for one month after comments he made Dec. 13 on ESPN2's "First Take" in which he discussed Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III's relationship with the African-American community, questioning whether he is an inauthentic "cornball brother."

ESPN issued a statement that read, "Rob Parker's contract expired at year's end. Evaluating our needs and his work, including his recent RGIII comments, we decided not to renew his deal."

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