ESPN just announced that Rob Parker has been suspended “until further notice” due to his comments Thursday about Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III.
Here were the worst of Parker’s comments Thursday:
I am an African-American in America. That will never change. But I don’t have to be defined by that…We always try to find similarities in life, no matter what it is so they’re going to try to put you in a box with other African-American quarterbacks – Vick, Newton, Randall Cunningham, Warren Moon…That’s the goal. Just to go out and not try to prove anybody wrong but just let your talents speak for themselves.”
We keep hearing this so it makes me wonder deeper about him. I’ve talked to some people in Washington D.C. My question, which is just a straight, honest question, is he a brother or is he a cornball brother”
He’s not really. Okay, he’s black, but he’s not really down with the cause…
He’s kind of black, but He’s not really the guy you want to hang out with. He’s off to something else.
We all know he has a white fiancee. People always talk about how he’s Republican. There’s no information at all. I’m just trying to dig deeper into why he has an issue.
This shouldn’t be a surprise at all. I’m surprised the NFLPA hasn’t chimed in (though it sounds like they may).
Parker has always been a clown with no substance. How about the time he went on TV to say that Kirk Cousins, then at Michigan State, was involved in a brawl that resulted in a hockey player going to the hospital? Cousins was actually with his dad that night, and Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio had this to say about Parker:
“I think what’s not fair to do is to do what Rob Parker … from The Detroit News did,” Dantonio said. “I don’t think I need to spell that name, Rob Parker, who went on TV and he made reference to Kirk Cousins being at the heart of this whole matter, which is totally inaccurate.
“I take offense to that, and Cousins’ family takes offense to that, and I think that borders on slander. So here’s a young man who does everything right, and he’s thrown under the bus by somebody who has no credibility in my mind.”
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