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Rob Parker will not be asked back to ESPN. The sports network announced today that the commentator— who questioned Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III’s “blackness” because he’s in an interracial relationship—will not have his contract renewed.
What was Rob Parker thinking? Yesterday, the sports columnist made headlines for essentially questioning the Blackness of Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III because of his white fiancée, Rebecca Liddicoat, while on ESPN’s First Take, among other reasons. Today, the network announced that is has suspended Parker for his comments.
An episode of ESPN’s First Take got racially awkward after reporter Rob Parker called out an NFL player for having a white fiancée. Parker pulled Washington Redskins rookie Robert Griffin III’s race card all because of his significant other’s skin color. “Is he a brother, or is he a cornball brother?” Parker asked.
Lil Wayne has become a ESPN regular over the last few years, so much so that they let him do their job.
Stephen A. Smith, the fiery ESPN analyst and co-host of blustery morning sports show First Take has found himself in the middle of another potential controversy after reportedly dropping the “n-bomb” on live TV. While discussing favorite subject the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, Smith seems to have let the word slip while speaking on the All-Star’s foot […]
Despite his laid back demeanor, could you imagine that French Montana used to fanute the hoops back in the day? Back in his younger days, Frenchie used to run with famed New York City hoops squad “The Gauchos” from The Bronx. The Gauchos produced such NBA talent as Stephon Marbury, Kenny Anderson, Mark Jackson and […]
T.I. returned to ESPN’s First Take today to debate with the likes of Skip Bayless, Stephen A. Smith and Cari Champion. The Kang of the south got on the debate desk to talk about this past week’s games in football.