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ESPN suspends Rob Parker for RG3 comments
Created on Friday, 21 December 2012 09:50 Last Updated on Friday, 28 December 2012 08:59 Published on Friday, 21 December 2012 09:50 Written by Associated Press Hits: 852
The network announced the suspension Thursday, a day after Parker apologized for comments he made during a Dec. 13 episode of "First Take".
Posting to Twitter, Parker said, "I blew it and I'm sincerely sorry. I completely understand how the issue of race in sports is a sensitive one and needs to be handled with great care."
Parker, who is Black, was discussing Griffin's role as an African-American quarterback when he noted that Griffin has a White fiancé and is rumored to be a Republican.
Among his comments, Parker said, "Is he a brother or a cornball brother?"
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