ESPN analyst implies QB Robert Griffin III is a 'cornball brother' due to possible Republicanism; Update: ESPN 'evaluating next steps'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl5sHu_cvDA

On “ESPN First Take” on Thursday afternoon, analyst Rob Parker said he can’t tell if African-American quarterback Robert Griffin III is a brother or “cornball brother” because he has a white fiancée and he might be Republican. Here is the quote:

“My question, which is just a straight-up, honest question, is he a brother or a cornball brother? He’s not really … okay he’s black he kinda does his thing, but he’s not really down with the cause. He’s not really one of us. He’s kind of black, but he’s not really, like, the guy you want to hand out with … I keep hearing these thing We all know he has a white fiancée and there’s all this talk about, he’s a Republican, which there’s no information at all. I’m just trying to dig deeper into why he has an issue.”

As you can imagine, Twitter went berserk.

https://twitter.com/ConservativeHic/status/279324390536146944

Heh.

No apology from Parker yet. On the contrary, he’s doubled down. He retweeted these race-baiting fans:

https://twitter.com/FatherV/status/279297870744657920

And then insulted one of his critics:

No kidding.

We can’t wait to find out what future gems are set to issue forth from Parker’s mouth. Fortunately, we won’t have to wait too long. He’s busy prepping for Saturday’s show.

Tune in to “First Take” on Saturday. You never know what you might hear.

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Update:

Even race card aficionado Touré thinks Parker went too far:

Wow. When you’ve lost Touré …

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Update:

ESPN’s communications director says that the network is evaluating its next steps.

That didn’t sound like a request for suggestions, but as long as there’s an ESPN official paying attention…

  • JC

    Disgusting, of course all they look at is race “oh how dare a black man marry a white woman!!!” Personally I think it’s great and something that helps break segregation, but people like Parker are the racists and bigots they want to keep segregation to drive home their agenda, just another racist in the media. go rg3!!!

    • JC

      Also, between Jason Whitlock and Parker does ESPN actually talk about…. oh I don’t know….SPORTS!!?!

  • http://twitter.com/blindside01 Mike Taylor

    I never watch shows that may make me less intelligent

  • Dan Thorpe

    I am so sick of this rhetoric, that just because your black you have to vote a certain way or act a certain way. By all accounts RGIII seems like an upstanding person, he is educated and talented. Just because he doesn’t go around acting like every other black person his age that makes him less black? He got to the NFL with hard-work, talent and discipline, so what is wrong if he doesn’t believe in Obama when he tells America that hard working business owners didn’t build it, someone else did.

    • Young, Black, and Successful

      I understand your comment, but please understand this: not “every other black person his age” acts the way you are implying. As a black male coming from a family of black males, I should know. Thank you.

      • EOD

        It is most black persons his age.

        You, Poster Young, Black, and Successful, are the exception, not the rule.

      • EOD

        It is most black persons his age.

        You, Poster Young, Black, and Successful, are the exception, not the rule.

      • dwsmokin

        That’s the thing-RGIII is a great role model. Young, talented, smart, he’s got everything going for him. Yet another man of color calls him out because he thinks for himself? Don’t have to agree with him, but RG is entitled to have his own opinion without race being part of it.

      • Dan Thorpe

        yes my apologies I will rephrase and say some people his age not all. And nothing but respect for someone that is a good member of society.

      • b_truit

        Every other Implies every other one as in skip one then skip one, not all other.. I’m white, married into a black family, A very successful family. But the sad part is that a good majority of young black men fall prey to what society (rob Parker) tells them to act like.

    • Young, Black, and Successful

      I understand your comment, but please understand this: not “every other black person his age” acts the way you are implying. As a black male coming from a family of black males, I should know. Thank you.

    • michael s

      Where did he say he doesnt believe in Obama telling that hard working business owners didn’t build it,someone else did. Give up the you didn’t build that mantra. It didn’t work at the convention did it? it didn’t work on nov 6 2012 did it? if the word republican wasnt mentioned would you defend Robert Griffin 3rd?

      • chzhdintn

        I would because he is a good kid, with a lot of talent. The fact that you ask this question shows that you don’t get it. If he wasn’t believed to be Republican, his blackness would never have been questioned by someone in the main stream media.

      • Dan Thorpe

        I was giving an example because if your going to insinuate as a reporter that he’s a republican its one of the things he might agree with. As far as your 2nd accusation, I am not gonna dignify with continued race baiting because my original statement states my opinion. I don’t care if the person is black or white, democrat or republican, if they are a good person thats all that matter. What this reporter said is wrong no matter what side your on

        • michael s

          I said RG3 is undeserving of name calling. Especially by this reporter. I’m glad you clarified that RG3 might have not believed in Pres Obama’s you didn’t build that statement. The Republican question was valid, because I remember how lebron James had to put up with hatred from many people for excersizing his right to use the free market. On his terms. I thought that’s what the free market was about.john kasick amongst many Republicans were against lebron, that’s why I asked the Republican question for rg3.

      • Dan Thorpe

        oh and by the way I was a HS athlete and had the ability to go pro in baseball because I spent every free minute when I was not studying in the gym, in the batting cage or working on my game and when I built my business I put in 15+ hour days to get to where it is now and no one did it but me. For the President to say it was because someone else did something is insulting.

        • Guest

          I want to start by apologizing for the long post, I just am really worried about my party and I want to see it bounce back. Please read post in its entirity if you have the time:
          Ok, I want to preface my comment with the fact that I am a fiscal republican through and through, I am trying to give constructive criticism so please read my post in full and give your thoughts, going to send this to the speaker once I have it refined:

          Please read this comment fully so you understand my entire argument before replying, because I promise you I’m on your side and trying to help my wayward party regain its footing. Heck, even though I disagreed with many of his policies, I voted for Romney.

          The true biggest achiles heel of the republican party is its self-imposed lack of truth telling (even against our own we must be vigiliant if we are to gain the confidence of the people, which is exactly how Obama won reelection (other than a ground-game that was almost abusive, but thats besides the point) I think the real matter is telling the truth, without prejudice. Even if a politician screws up, if his heart is in the right place (or even percieved to be as is the case I suspect with Obama) the people will give them much more leeway. Also, how could we not find someone better to run against Obama, we’re in a banking/financial crisis and we nominate a corporate raider? Seriously?!?

          I want us to rise from the ashes and save this country, but we will not do it by sinking to lower forms. The true path is an honest sit down with the voters and explaining to them our positions, the presidents different positions, and dispelling the myth that we want to run grandma over a cliff. But, most importantly, is gaining the publics trust, easiest done by actually being worthy of it; perhaps by running truthful politics (even if dirty, truthful dirty politics)

          I was, and still am /sorta/ republican (though I’m leaning independant these days), but you guys have lost me with lies when you could use truth to defend your positions, there is no need to lie. Stand on truth and your arguments will be taken seriously, and maybe I will leave the independant collumn and go back to the republican party. You are totally missing the point of the presidents comments. You didn’t build that was taken out of context, if you had been privy to the sentence preceeding it you would see he was not talking about your business. The opening statement to that speech:

          “The American Dream is our story. It is a story of human struggle, standing up and striving for more. It’s been told for over 200 years with small steps and giant leaps; from a woman on a bus to a man with a dream; and the bravery of the greatest generation, to the entrepreneurs of today. This is our story. This is the America we know because we built it.”

          Here is what came just one sentence before the famous “You didn’t build that” line

          Look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something—

          (And the Infamous quote, with preceeding sentence not cropped out which followed just moments behind the previous quote):

          “there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there. If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges.”

          (Then, the out-of-context quote comes right behind the previous quote in bold, when read back to back you get a very different picture)

          Entire Quote in Context:

          “there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there. If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business—you didn’t build that.”
          If you were going to attack that comment then perhaps couching in it a sentence such as “Somebody didn’t invest in roads and bridges, the American people did with their taxes Mr. President” & as much as I hate to admit this it seems like a foregone conclusion that we will have to give them this tax deal they are dead set on destroying the country to get, if we go over the cliff this hurts us… but, if we dealt on this one issue, suddenly we could start re-framing this as republicans as the reasonable ones (someone in Obama’s camp is a PR genious but this can be countered by doing what he asks and then moving directly into negotiations for what we want, we will be seen as compromising and the president as obstructionist, and we will have in the meantime still managed to keep our mandate of low taxes, we can worry about the 2% who won’t be covered after we have the political upperhand)

          This omission which was only barely, and very quietly, acknowledged later to be a real thing was great enough to almost completely reverse the meaning of what the president says, and once a boon, this turned into a liability, hurting our credibility even when we tell the truth. Honestly, I believe this distortion of the truth is even now hurting us in our search for the truth about the terrorist attack upon our Libyan Embassy.

          Fox News (among others) Lied to You, if only by omission, and while I love the fact that Fox is there for the conservative movement, it does us a disservice to treat the American people like marks, with propaganda, lies, and half-truths. Specifically when we have the truth on our side anyway. We must strike back with facts, and not opinion, we must avoid race and maybe even try to be more inclusive with our candidates.

          I also have some advice on social issues, we need to make some concessions, they will be the ones with the least sacrafice and the least harmful to our country in these economically hard times. If we come together, get bills passed and the president is seen as the secondary actor, only signing off to what we produced we will turn public opinion around, this may require some sacrafices on what we want, but we must think of the future, and what that public opinion will mean in the 2014 and 2016 elections.

          If you want news you can trust may I suggest you go to about the most neutral sources I can find. Reuters.com (best neutral professional source I can find) and wikinews (anyone can submit news then community reviews) and I know its hard, but every now and again read the Liberal rags so you can know what they are up to at any given moment.
          Lastly: I really wish fellow republicans would stop using words like Marxism and Socialism, as much as they help identify whats going on and help the base get fired up, they are /provably/ hurting us with moderates, which we must capture at least to some degree to take the control we should.

          Thank you for your Time,
          Have a Merry Christmas

        • Guest

          I want to start by apologizing for the long post, I just am really worried about my party and I want to see it bounce back. Please read post in its entirity if you have the time:

          Ok, I want to preface my comment with the fact that I am a fiscal republican through and through, I am trying to give constructive criticism so please read my post in full and give your thoughts, going to send this to the speaker once I have it refined:

          Once again, I wish to reiterate; Please read this comment fully so you understand my entire argument before replying, because while some of it may seem counter-intuitive, I’m on your side and trying to help my wayward party regain its footing. Heck, even though I disagreed with many of his policies, I voted for Romney on principle.

          The true biggest achiles heel of the republican party is its self-imposed lack of truth telling (even against our own we must be vigiliant if we are to gain the confidence of the people, which is exactly how Obama won reelection-fair or not-(other than a ground-game that was almost abusive, but thats besides the point) I think the real matter is telling the truth, without prejudice. Even if a politician screws up, if his heart is in the right place (or even percieved to be as is the case I suspect has happened with Obama’s mistakes) the people will give them much more leeway. Also, how could we not find someone better to run against Obama, we’re in a banking/financial crisis and we nominate a corporate raider? Seriously?!?

          I want us to rise from the ashes and save this country, but we will not do it by sinking to lower forms. The true path is an honest sit down with the voters and explaining to them our positions, the presidents different positions, and dispelling the myth that we want to run grandma ,and her middle-class family, over a cliff. But, most importantly, is gaining the publics trust, easiest done by actually being worthy of it; perhaps by running truthful politics (even if dirty, truthful politics)

          I was, and still am hopeful republican (though I’m leaning independant these days), but you guys have lost me with lies when you could use truth to defend your positions, there is no need to lie. Stand on truth and your arguments will be taken seriously, and maybe I will leave the independant collumn and go back to the republican party. You are totally missing the point of the presidents comments. You didn’t build that was taken out of context, if you had been privy to the sentence preceeding it you would see he was not talking about your business. The opening statement to that speech:

          “The American Dream is our story. It is a story of human struggle, standing up and striving for more. It’s been told for over 200 years with small steps and giant leaps; from a woman on a bus to a man with a dream; and the bravery of the greatest generation, to the entrepreneurs of today. This is our story. This is the America we know because we built it.”

          Here is what came just one sentence before the famous “You didn’t build that” line

          Look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something—

          (And the Infamous quote, with preceeding sentence not cropped out which followed just moments behind the previous quote):

          “there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there. If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges.”

          (Then, the out-of-context quote comes right behind the previous quote in bold, when read back to back you get a very different picture)

          Entire Quote in Context:

          “there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there. If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business—you didn’t build that.”

          These distortions hurt us when they are exposed (the internet shares information immediately, and since the hispanic and youth votes are all about the internet we have to start thinking about this real-time political atmosphere); If you were going to attack that comment then perhaps couching in it a sentence such as “Somebody didn’t invest in roads and bridges, the American people did with their taxes Mr. President” & as much as I hate to admit this it seems like a foregone conclusion that we will have to give them this tax deal they are dead set on destroying the country to get, if we go over the cliff this hurts us… but, if we dealt on this one issue, suddenly we could start re-framing this as republicans as the reasonable ones (someone in Obama’s camp is a PR genious but this can be countered by doing what he asks and then moving directly into negotiations for what we want, we will be seen as compromising and the president as obstructionist, and we will have in the meantime still managed to keep our mandate of low taxes, we can worry about the 2% who won’t be covered after we have the political upperhand)

          This omission which was only barely, and very quietly, acknowledged later to be a real thing was great enough to almost completely reverse the meaning of what the president says, and once a boon, this turned into a liability, hurting our credibility even when we tell the truth. Honestly, I believe this distortion of the truth is even now hurting us in our search for the truth about the terrorist attack upon our Libyan Embassy.

          Fox News (among others) Lied to You, if only by omission, and while I love the fact that Fox is there for the conservative movement, it does us a disservice to treat the American people like marks, with propaganda, lies, and half-truths. Specifically when we have the truth on our side anyway. We must strike back with facts, and not opinion, we must avoid race and maybe even try to be more inclusive with our candidates.

          I also have some advice on social issues, we need to make some concessions, they will be the ones with the least sacrafice and the least harmful to our country in these economically hard times. If we come together, get bills passed and the president is seen as the secondary actor, only signing off to what we produced we will turn public opinion around, this may require some sacrafices on what we want, but we must think of the future, and what that public opinion will mean in the 2014 and 2016 elections.

          I really hope fellow republicans would stop using words like Marxism and Socialism, as much as they help identify whats going on and help the base get fired up, they are /provably/ hurting us with moderates, which we must capture at least to some degree to take the control we should.

          If you want news you can trust may I suggest you go to about the most neutral sources I can find. Reuters.com (best neutral professional source I can find) and wikinews (anyone can submit news then community reviews) and I know its hard, but every now and again read the Liberal rags so you can know what they are up to at any given moment.

          Thank you for your Time,

          Have a Merry Christmas

  • kch50428

    ESPN fired Rush for far, far less than this. Can you say #doublestandard?

    • detroit19

      Double standard? No, that, apparently, is the current standard.

  • Rafael Eduardo Peña-Rios Riber

    question: do american liberals also preach the whole “union of races”?

    • detroit19

      in a word? NO.

  • detroit19

    Wow…go figure, Rob Parker, a regular on WDIV (Detroit) Local 4 Sports Final Edition, aka the city that would NOT re-elect former MI Supreme Court justice, Dennis Archer, to a 2nd term because he ‘was not black enough’, Instead, they went for Kwame ‘call me a bigger gangster than Coleman Young’, “y’all put this boy up in here” son of Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, Gov. ‘Jenny-from-the block’ Granholm’s, ‘prime minister of cool’, ‘currently on trial for federal racketeering charges’ Kilpatrick. Color me underwhelmed that Parker would play the “cornball brother” card.

  • Jack Deth

    OMG!!!

    *In my best, sputtering, screaming Chris Matthews voice*

    “Republicanism”!!! “Classic case! Look at his eyes! See the red splotches on his shoulders and neck! It’s worse than The Gunge, Venusian Crotch Rot and six other STDs too vile to mention!

    Isolate him! Quarantine him! Call the ER and have the CCU warmed up! Call the CDC! This can’t be allowed to spread! It’s contagious as Hell! Burn the village! Call a Medic! Call a Dust~Off!”!!!!

    • NachoCheese (D)

      “Venusian Crotch Rot”

      LOL

    • NachoCheese (D)

      “Venusian Crotch Rot”

      LOL

  • d1comment

    What is “the cause”..?

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      God question. Simply put, it’s following the directives of the DNC, Jesse Jackson and all other non-white, race baiters that deem what IS and what ISN’T “black” in America.

      Any deviation from this, regardless of how slight, is grounds for banishment from “true blackness” and automatic garnering of the title, “Uncle Tom.” Black women similarly banished will of course, be Aunt Jemimas.

      There are NO exceptions to this “cause.”

    • MoxieLouise

      And “he’s not really one of us”?? I thought we were all Americans.

  • SwTk

    WOW! That is disgusting. I believe there is no such thing as reverse racism. There is only racism. Bigotry and hate, pure and simple. Why does he get a pass?

  • http://Twitter.com/jkerrysforehead John Kerry’s Forehead

    So if RG3 just went out and beat his ho, smoked some dope, bust a cap in the store clerk’s ass for some malt liquor, would he then be black enough for this jack ass?

    • KhadijahMuhammad

      Don’t forget “into dog fighting.”

  • http://Twitter.com/jkerrysforehead John Kerry’s Forehead

    So if RG3 just went out and beat his ho, smoked some dope, bust a cap in the store clerk’s ass for some malt liquor, would he then be black enough for this jack ass?

  • NachoCheese (D)

    I’m curious if it’s the white fiance or the talk about RGIII being a Republican that upsets this racist the most? #JudgeByContentOfCharacterNotColorOfSkin

  • http://honor1778.com/ Marcus Porcius

    The Extreme non-Sports Propaganda Network will not fire this ignorant, racist, jerk. They probably will do absolutely nothing.

    Only white people are castigated for criticizing black people, even if it’s not racist. Blacks, on the other hand, can say any racist thing they want and go untouched.

    Obama’s Amerika, after all.

  • http://honor1778.com/ Marcus Porcius

    The Extreme non-Sports Propaganda Network will not fire this ignorant, racist, jerk. They probably will do absolutely nothing.

    Only white people are castigated for criticizing black people, even if it’s not racist. Blacks, on the other hand, can say any racist thing they want and go untouched.

    Obama’s Amerika, after all.

  • michael s

    Unnecessary. RG3 is having a stellar year. Name calling not necessary.

    • mdtljt

      …probably why RP is sooooo upset….

    • mdtljt

      …probably why RP is sooooo upset….

  • michael s

    Unnecessary. RG3 is having a stellar year. Name calling not necessary.

  • SwTk

    Completely real. It is, in fact, the color of your skin and not the content of your character. The white man has no hope. This shite is OK – but disagree with a black politician
    on, I dunno, “anything” and you are a racist. I think the Fiscal Cliff is the least of our worries if this is what passes for color blind.

  • SwTk

    Completely real. It is, in fact, the color of your skin and not the content of your character. The white man has no hope. This shite is OK – but disagree with a black politician
    on, I dunno, “anything” and you are a racist. I think the Fiscal Cliff is the least of our worries if this is what passes for color blind.

  • stuckinIL4now

    I’d tell these dumbmass ESPiNners to stick with sports, but they suck–BIG time–at that, too.

  • stuckinIL4now

    I’d tell these dumbmass ESPiNners to stick with sports, but they suck–BIG time–at that, too.

  • rogueco

    If this were a white guy talking about a white NFL QB with a black fiancee, saying “there’s no evidence he’s a Democrat, but that’s what I heard”, then saying “HE is not really one of US”, he would be cleaning out his desk before the commercial break.

    I guess I misunderstood the meaning of “post-racial America”.

  • rogueco

    If this were a white guy talking about a white NFL QB with a black fiancee, saying “there’s no evidence he’s a Democrat, but that’s what I heard”, then saying “HE is not really one of US”, he would be cleaning out his desk before the commercial break.

    I guess I misunderstood the meaning of “post-racial America”.

  • Guest

    I have a question for you so-called conservatives. Why do you continue to watch ESPN or NBC? I quit watching them years ago because they have an agenda and the agenda is not just sports.

    • http://www.facebook.com/michael.landi.35 Michael Landi

      Good point. I do not watch any major networks. If I want to watch a show (which isn’t littered with liberal propaganda in their scripts and there aren’t many) I watch it on Amazon video. This way I’m not supporting the advertisers.

  • Guest

    I have a question for you so-called conservatives. Why do you continue to watch ESPN or NBC? I quit watching them years ago because they have an agenda and the agenda is not just sports.

  • swa0807

    So he defended this by saying this is what “real people” discuss in “the barbershop” (from link from one of the tweets). Just makes me think he is admitting to being completely racist in more private settings too.

    • SpinMeNot

      Then the real people in the barbershops are racist cowards. Your thinking would be correct.

  • swa0807

    So he defended this by saying this is what “real people” discuss in “the barbershop” (from link from one of the tweets). Just makes me think he is admitting to being completely racist in more private settings too.

  • MoxieLouise

    Way to go, ESPN…first, you show a tribute to someone who murders his girlfriend and leaves his daughter an orphan; then you allow your racist announcers to denigrate people because they have white fiances and are possibly Republican?? Classy, really classy.

  • MoxieLouise

    Way to go, ESPN…first, you show a tribute to someone who murders his girlfriend and leaves his daughter an orphan; then you allow your racist announcers to denigrate people because they have white fiances and are possibly Republican?? Classy, really classy.

  • Dane Gunderson

    What if a Cracker objected to RGIII being with a white woman?

    • mdtljt

      …or a Peckerwood…could someone PLEASE define Peckerwood for me???

      • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo
      • http://www.4chan.org/pol La’Milton

        They’re a white supremecist motorcycle gang. We have them here in so cal, mostly in “east county” where most of the rednecks live

    • mdtljt

      …or a Peckerwood…could someone PLEASE define Peckerwood for me???

  • Dane Gunderson

    What if a Cracker objected to RGIII being with a white woman?

  • rivers

    Why is this bullying racist f**k still employed? Are they all racists over there at ESPN? Rob Parker, tell me more from your chair at ESPN about how you’ve been victimized, so sick of you six figured naval gazing fools, you, Toure, etc., You effing whiners are the unmanliest of men.

    • TheOriginalDonald

      don’t forget Stephen A Smith, who has on more than one occasion dropped the N bomb

  • rivers

    Why is this bullying racist f**k still employed? Are they all racists over there at ESPN? Rob Parker, tell me more from your chair at ESPN about how you’ve been victimized, so sick of you six figured naval gazing fools, you, Toure, etc., You effing whiners are the unmanliest of men.

  • mdtljt

    What an enlightened black man Rob Parker is…..NOT!!! The only thing he accomplished with this little tantrum is to reveal himself as a sad, bigoted little boy trying to impress….hell, I can’t even think that sad and bigoted…wonder if he thinks black men who grew up in the UK and have British accents are less “black” as well?? What a jackhole…

  • mdtljt

    What an enlightened black man Rob Parker is…..NOT!!! The only thing he accomplished with this little tantrum is to reveal himself as a sad, bigoted little boy trying to impress….hell, I can’t even think that sad and bigoted…wonder if he thinks black men who grew up in the UK and have British accents are less “black” as well?? What a jackhole…

  • irishgirl91

    “I’ve heard rumors”lol. It’s like he is a criminal or something, oh wait, if he were this guy would think he was black enough. RGIII was raised by 2 military parents that loved and disciplined him. There was a paycheck every 2 wks and he didn’t live in the hood. This is “white”?

  • irishgirl91

    “I’ve heard rumors”lol. It’s like he is a criminal or something, oh wait, if he were this guy would think he was black enough. RGIII was raised by 2 military parents that loved and disciplined him. There was a paycheck every 2 wks and he didn’t live in the hood. This is “white”?

  • Conservaguy

    LOL@ Parker. Why is everything about race? Oh I know, it’s from the racists like Parker. What a buffoon.

  • Conservaguy

    LOL@ Parker. Why is everything about race? Oh I know, it’s from the racists like Parker. What a buffoon.

  • Scott

    Better than a cornhole brother.
    Does he have problem with the cornball brother in the Whitehouse? His mom was white!

  • Scott

    Better than a cornhole brother.
    Does he have problem with the cornball brother in the Whitehouse? His mom was white!

  • douchie

    I want to hear what Stephen A. Smith said at the end of that clip. I believe he leans conservative. I seem to remember him going on Dennis Miller’s show a few years back.

  • douchie

    I want to hear what Stephen A. Smith said at the end of that clip. I believe he leans conservative. I seem to remember him going on Dennis Miller’s show a few years back.

  • EOD

    Liberals hate everything about America… no matter the skin color of the Liberal.

  • EOD

    Liberals hate everything about America… no matter the skin color of the Liberal.

  • toreilly

    God, what a pathetic statement…

  • toreilly

    God, what a pathetic statement…

  • BeyondPolls

    Absolute racism.

  • Canadian in USA

    So much for being judged by the content of your character and not the color of your skin.

  • $23629333

    It really is amazing to see the differences on either side of the racial divide. On one side, folks are taught that they shouldn’t even notice mixed-race couples, let alone question or criticize them. On the other side, we have the likes of Rob Parker.

  • Silenttype78

    They were talking about this on local talk radio this evening I almost ran off the road.

    How stupid and raaaacist.

  • http://www.facebook.com/courtney.black.1654700 Courtney Black

    Rob Parker is a racist POS. Why does ESPN have racists on the staff? Are they trying to be the MSNBC of sports?

  • Seewetoldu

    I am telling you…black liberals are the racist ones. And they keep reaffirming it just about everyday. I didn’t ever think about whether RG3 is a Republican or if hes “Urban” or whatever. And if a white Conservative said this…Obama , Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson would have that dude gone from any public media work for the rest of his life.

  • Steve_J

    Gee, Rob, I’m sure you would rather he murder his girlfriend or perhaps kill his friend while driving drunk. Sorry.

  • douchie

    When Rob Parker becomes unemployed, will that make him more authentically black?

  • independentjones

    … aaand this year’s “Look At That Little Monkey Run!” Award goes to … Rob Parker. Congratulations, Rob! Your grand prize should include the New Employment/Help Wanted section.

    When will people learn that Racism is Racism is Racism?! The color of one’s skin does not exempt one from accountability for one’s words or actions; the content of your character, however, speaks volumes.

    You, Rob, are dog sh!t on the jackboot of racism.

    • Jim Denney

      Incredible metaphor! 10 thumbs up.

    • Jim Denney

      Incredible metaphor! 10 thumbs up.

  • dwsmokin

    Equal rights at work-Mr. Parker deserves the same compassion and understanding that Jimmy the Greek got. What’s fair is fair-isn’t that the world we were told we would get under Obama? Equal treatment for everyone?

  • digitalPimple

    Can I get a PDF with a clear “blackness” scale? Anyone?

  • BigTBoom

    Why does this guy feel RGIII must believe, act and talk in ways predefined by his skin color?!?!
    ESPN needs to return to talking about sports!

  • http://deadbuffaloblog.blogspot.com/ DeadBuffalo Blog

    Seems to me the last guy that talked about a QB’s black skin on ESPN got canned pretty quick. Let’s hope they show this jerk the door faster than they showed Rush the door.

  • http://www.sportmentary.com/ Sportmentary

    The main reason that this idiot made those comments is that he doesn’t approve of RG3 having a white fiance.

    http://www.sportmentary.com/2012/12/rob-parker-is-idiot.html

  • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

    didn’t toure say crap about herman cains “blackness” ?
    I may be remembering wrong.

  • disappearing moderate

    I knew this was bound to happen and predicted it months ago. I didn’t know about any fiance or his political views, but as soon as I learned RG3 graduated early, had a tremendous work ethic and would be a great role model for any young person, I figured the “oreo” charges couldn’t be far behind. I’m only surprised it took this long. Disgusting and demeaning to people of all races.

  • Herman LaClair

    “He’s not really one of us.” Thank God!

  • Bobbwil

    I guess if you’re black, it’s not racism. What a world…..

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    ESPN fired Rush Limbaugh for comments not half as offensive as the ones uttered by Parker. Maybe he’ll find a home with the New Black Panthers.

    • Silenttype78

      Your screen name is awesome!

  • 1azuce

    Jamie Foxx “How black is that?”

  • KhadijahMuhammad

    If this were the 1860’s, when Parker was told “you’re free”, he would have responded with “well, I think I”ll just stay here.”

    Reminds me of animals that after being set free, return to their cages.

  • GTFOBigGovt

    It’s only OK in Toure’s world to call black Republicans “mistrals” [Herman Cain].

  • kch50428

    Dear Chris LaPlaca: your next step should be to bring back Rush Limbaugh.

  • http://twitter.com/rashiedrushing Rashied Rushing

    That awkward moment when you realize you are being lectured and accused of going to far by Toure in regards to the issue of race-baiting.

  • http://www.righthook38.com righthook38

    This is absolutely infuriating! So, if you don’t act like a thug, you’re not a “true brotha”? Are you freakin’ serious? And he has a white fiance? SO WHAT? This isn’t the 50’s…nobody cares! What ever happened to what MLK said about judging people by the content of their character, instead of the color of their skin. And what exactly does “down with the cause” mean? What cause? It’s 2012!!! What a bunch of racist garbage. Pathetic.

  • Jim Denney

    Why is this racist still employed? Oh wait, only whitey can be racist.

  • Jim Denney

    Why is this racist still employed? Oh wait, only whitey can be racist.

  • jacksonjay

    President Obama’s next book title, “Son of a Cornball Brother”!

  • jacksonjay

    President Obama’s next book title, “Son of a Cornball Brother”!

  • http://twitter.com/Gator_Country Stephen K

    I have no doubt that ESPN is “evaluating [their] next steps”. There’s probably an intense debate going on right now about how large Rob Parker’s salary increase will be in the wake of his comments.

  • BadBilly

    @RobParkerESPN has now been #Suspended

    • http://twitter.com/Gator_Country Stephen K

      So they’re giving him a few weeks of paid time off to let the furor die down, and then they’ll bring him back and act like nothing ever happened.

  • ember

    I’m clueless here. What exactly does ‘cornball’ mean? All I can think of is a popcorn ball. ?????