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Longtime ESPN anchor Stuart Scott is battling cancer for the third time, he announced yesterday. Scott went on Twitter to reveal that news and was flooded with shows of support.
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 […]