ESPN has suspended analyst Rob Parker indefinitely while the network conducts a “full review” of his comments on “First Take” Thursday afternoon, during which he called quarterback Robert Griffin III a “cornball brother” who is “kind of black.”
The outrage from viewers was immediate, and with the news emerging a day later that Parker will be off the air until further notice, many were wondering what took so long.
Get that racist Rob Parker out of ESPN…in fact he should no longer be allowed to call himself journalist ever again
— Alvin Siagian (@41vinS) December 15, 2012
Wow Rob Parker is an Idiot. Like I didn't know this before, but now everyone knows.
— TGIF (@MUTGuru) December 15, 2012
Learned that Rob Parker has been suspended from ESPN for his racist comments thank god that dumbass is no longer employed #nosportsknowledge
— Marky Mark (@markymark75_) December 14, 2012
Did Rob Parker get suspended for keeping it real? Maybe real dumb, but there are still ppl who have "simple" ideas of what Black should be.
— Mykael C. Wright (@TheWrightMyke) December 15, 2012
My question, which is just a straight, honest question, is Rob Parker a journalist, or a cornball journalist?
— Jack Persons (@JackPeople71) December 14, 2012
Just how long will a “full review” take?
ESPN suspended Rob Parker until further notice and are conducting a full review. That should take all of 30 seconds to rewind the DVR.
— Dan Levy (@DanLevyThinks) December 14, 2012
Rob Parker has been suspended "until further notice," as #ESPN needs a "review" to see what everyone else sees in 5 seconds: he's a jackass.
— NOTSportsCenter™ (@NOTSportsCenter) December 14, 2012