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Monday, November 24, 2014

Articles tagged: Rob Parker

Robert Griffin III: ‘Some wrong’ in Rob Parker being fired over comments

Robert Griffin III is on the cover of GQ’s September edition, and the magazine has a feature article on the Washington Redskins quarterback. One of the subjects that came up in the feature was former ESPN TV host Rob Parker’s comments questioning Griffin’s blackness. Parker cited Griffin’s white wife and asked whether RG3 was a…Read More

Rob Parker fired by ESPN

Rob Parker’s comments questioning Robert Griffin III’s blackness have finally cost him his job. ESPN announced on Tuesday that they would be firing the “First Take” host. Here’s the company’s statement on the matter: “Rob Parker’s contract expired at year’s end. Evaluating our needs and his work, including his recent RGIII comments, we decided not…Read More

Rob Parker blames others for his Robert Griffin III comments

ESPN’s Rob Parker gave his first extended interview since returning from his suspension for questioning Robert Griffin III’s blackness. Parker came off sounding as bad as he did when he made his original comments. He is cowardly avoiding responsibility for the comments. Instead, he is ascribing them to others and blaming the public for taking…Read More

Robert Griffin III’s father dismisses Rob Parker’s comments

If you’re wondering where Robert Griffin III got his level-headed approach from, look no further than his father. 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…Read More

ESPN: Rob Parker’s Robert Griffin III comments were ‘inappropriate’

ESPN is dealing with some serious backlash against “First Take” personality Rob Parker, who accused Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III of being a “cornball brother” who is not black enough during Thursday’s show. The network’s PR representatives addressed the issue, saying, “The comments were inappropriate and we are evaluating our next steps.” Griffin seemed…Read More

ESPN’s Rob Parker questions RG3’s blackness (Video)

Robert Griffin III said after his Washington Redskins practiced on Wednesday that he did not want to be defined by his race. His statement sparked a debate on ESPN’s “First Take” that caused talking head Rob Parker to question Griffin’s blackness. First, we’ll share what Griffin said. “For me, you don’t ever want to be…Read More

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