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    ESPN fires Rob Parker

    Rob Parker, the commentator who created controversy when he questioned whether Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is a “cornball brother” because he has a white fiancee, has been fired by ESPN.

    “Rob Parker’s contract expired at year end. Evaluating our needs and his work, including his recent RGIII comments, we decided not to renew,” an ESPN spokesman said in a written statement.
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...es-rob-parker/


    ESPN is a cornball brother.

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    At least ESPN had the balls to say he sucked.

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    Good!!!!!!!!!!!

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    WTF is a "cornball brother"? LOL.

    SAS gets to say the n word on the air and this guy gets canned for saying "cornball brother"?

    I'm outraged.

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    lol!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DDNYjets View Post
    WTF is a "cornball brother"? LOL.

    SAS gets to say the n word on the air and this guy gets canned for saying "cornball brother"?

    I'm outraged.
    It's not so much the word he used, but what he was saying. He was saying that RG3 wasn't really black and wasn't "down with the cause", calling him a "fake black man" basically.

    The likely reason that SAS got away with what he said was because he and Skip = RATINGS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McGinley View Post
    It's not so much the word he used, but what he was saying. He was saying that RG3 wasn't really black and wasn't "down with the cause", calling him a "fake black man" basically.

    The likely reason that SAS got away with what he said was because he and Skip = RATINGS.
    Like there really is such a thing anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetdawgg View Post
    Like there really is such a thing anyway
    Yea, I know. Parker is stupid as hell. But, what's done is done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DDNYjets View Post
    WTF is a "cornball brother"?

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    Steven A Smith was smart to distance himself immediately from that conversation as well. His first statement was "I'm extremely uncomfortable with where we just went." I applaud him for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southside View Post
    Steven A Smith was smart to distance himself immediately from that conversation as well. His first statement was "I'm extremely uncomfortable with where we just went." I applaud him for that.
    Steven A is obviously not down with the cause.

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    It was bad enough what he said when he said it, but it came out last week I think that he threw his producers under the bus by saying that 'they knew what he was going to say' or where he was going with that.

    Which wouldn't shock me, because ESPN sucks anyway.

    I'm sure Rob Parker is/was making good enough money where he wasn't exactly living in a ghetto.

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    ESPN...it's like a circus there.

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    Possible GM candidate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    It's one thing to be a cornball. It is another thing to have a white fiancee. Playing QB in the Playoffs on one knee should show everyone that RG III is the real deal

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    [The NFL network will pick him upQUOTE=McGinley;4766184]http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...es-rob-parker/


    ESPN is a cornball brother.[/QUOTE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by sec318 View Post
    [The NFL network will pick him upQUOTE=McGinley;4766184]http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...es-rob-parker/


    ESPN is a cornball brother.
    [/QUOTE]

    Tru dat

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    Quote Originally Posted by DDNYjets View Post
    WTF is a "cornball brother"? LOL.

    SAS gets to say the n word on the air and this guy gets canned for saying "cornball brother"?

    I'm outraged.
    Anyone on Offense, think about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetdawgg View Post
    It's one thing to be a cornball. It is another thing to have a white fiancee. Playing QB in the Playoffs on one knee should show everyone that RG III is the real deal

    So he loses blackness points for having a white fiancee but gets enough for playing hurt to make up for it? White guys don't play hurt?

    What the hell are you saying?

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