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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...Read more »
On Wednesday, Rob Parker took to his Twitter account (@RobParkerESPN) for the first time since Dec. 13 and issued this apology for his comments about Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III"
"I blew it and I’m sincerely sorry. I completely understand how the issue of race in sports is a sensitive one and needs to be handled with great care. This past Thursday I failed to do...Read more »
ESPN suspended "until further notice" Rob Parker, a panelist on the debate show "First Take," in the wake of controversial comments on ESPN2 Thursday about Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.
"We are conducting a full reivew,'' the network said.
Parker, reacting to an article in which Griffin discusses how he is viewed in racial terms, called him "a...Read more »