Griffin’s dad, RG2, was reached by USA Today Sports and asked to comment on ESPN personality Rob Parker, who questioned the Redskins quarterback’s blackness during Thursday’s episode of “First Take.” Reporter Jim Corbett says Robert Griffin II is not taking offense to the comments because “it’s not going to benefit anyone.”
Griffin’s father also seemed dismissive of Parker’s ignorant remarks.
“He needs to define what ‘one of us’ is. That guy needs to define that,” Griffin II told Corbett. “I wouldn’t say it’s racism. I would just say some people put things out there about people so they can stir things up.
“Robert is in really good shape on who he is, where he needs to get to in order to seek the goals he has in life … so I don’t take offense.”
Griffin’s father clearly understands that “First Take” is all about outraging the audience, and he certainly is onto shock jocks. It’s pretty darn impressive that he was able to resist dishing on Parker, but it’s obvious he is above that. Strong character seems to run in the family.
Meanwhile, ESPN is evaluating its “next steps” regarding Parker.
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