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 Robert Griffin III's dad responds to Rob Parker
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ASHBURN, VA. -- Robert Griffin II said he isn't taking offense with disparaging racial comments made by an ESPN

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commentator Thursday, because "it's not going to benefit" anyone.

Earlier in the day, during the show, commentator Rob Parker, who is black, had questioned Robert Griffin III's authenticity by asking, "Is he a brother, or is he a cornball brother?" Parker then continued his criticism of the Washington Redskins rookie quarterback:

"He's not real. OK, he's black, he kind of does the thing, but he's not really down with the cause," Parker said. "He's not one of us. He's kind of black, but he's not really, like, the guy you want to hang out with because he's off to something else.

"We all know he has a white fiancee. There was all this talk about how he's a Republican ... Tiger Woods was like, 'I've got black skin but don't call me black.'"


Griffin II told USA TODAY Sports he was baffled by the comments but wouldn't fire back Thursday night, even though Parker's remarks ignited the blogosphere and sparked angry social media responses. A few minutes later after his father spoke, Griffin III tweeted to supporters: "I'm thankful for a lot of things in life and one of those things is your support. Thank you."

ESPN spokesman Mike Soltys told USA TODAY Sports that Parker's comments "were inappropriate and we are evaluating our next steps."

Griffin II said his next steps were to dismiss Parker's remarks.

"He needs to define what 'one of us' is. That guy needs to define that," he said. "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."

During his weekly news conference Wednesday, Griffin III said he didn't want to be defined by race.

"You want to be defined by your work ethic, the person you are, your character, your personality," he said. "I am an African-American in America. But I don't have to be defined by that."
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that dude's dumb as fu*k

he sounds bitter
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ESPN spokesman Mike Soltys told USA TODAY Sports that Parker's comments "were inappropriate and we are evaluating our next steps."

damn homie, n*gga bout 2 lose his job
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rob parker calling someone a cornball
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Rob Parker, he know better. Stephen A would have said all of that a little more politically correct
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Rob Parker is gone

he probably at home in the dark cryin like a bi*ch
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How can anyone criticize somebody for how they choose to define themself?
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CutKidd21 said:
Rob Parker is gone

he probably at home in the dark cryin like a bi*ch
u kno he is...wit his corny a.ss
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Good...fu*k Rob Parker...he's a fu*kin uncle tom himself...pot meet fu*kin kettle
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rob parker and stephen a smith are two house n*ggas that say whatever skip bayless can't say

the audacity of that fool to call rg3 an uncle tom when hes one himself

them n*ggas is paid lapdogs that tap dance for skip
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BIG OG said:
Rob Parker, he know better. Stephen A would have said all of that a little more politically correct
Pretty sure SAS had a problem with what Parker said





Parker's about to lose his job, fu*king cornball
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Moony Jackson said:
rob parker and stephen a smith are two house n*ggas that say whatever skip bayless can't say

the audacity of that fool to call rg3 an uncle tom when hes one himself

them n*ggas is paid lapdogs that tap dance for skip
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ThaReapa420 said:
Good...fu*k Rob Parker...he's a fu*kin uncle tom himself...pot meet fu*kin kettle
That's the funny/ironic/pathetic part about it.





Look at him


cornball brotha


Before he left for work u know he looked in the mirror and thought his fit was tight as fu*k too
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I'm shocked this dude is STILL employed..
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CutKidd21 said:
Rob Parker is gone

he probably at home in the dark cryin like a bi*ch
When keepin it real goes wrong
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Lil Biz said:
ESPN spokesman Mike Soltys told USA TODAY Sports that Parker's comments "were inappropriate and we are evaluating our next steps."

damn homie, n*gga bout 2 lose his job
funny thing is ESPN thought the comments were fine. they even decided to air the same segment in the "best of 1st take" re-run episode later in the day. wasn't until the fans stormed twitter with rage when they decided the comments were foul.

ESPN aint about sh*t.
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he right rg3 a coon
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st21 said:
funny thing is ESPN thought the comments were fine. they even decided to air the same segment in the "best of 1st take" re-run episode later in the day. wasn't until the fans stormed twitter with rage when they decided the comments were foul.

ESPN aint about sh*t.
oh damn....so it was the PR backlash on ESPN...i watch firstake everyday..so i saw it live..n was like wtf...but Stephen A did step in say that sh*t was wrong af tho...so did that mixed n*gga...idk wat dat n*gga name is tho..but he played in the nfl
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st21 said:
funny thing is ESPN thought the comments were fine. they even decided to air the same segment in the "best of 1st take" re-run episode later in the day. wasn't until the fans stormed twitter with rage when they decided the comments were foul.

ESPN aint about sh*t.
these dudes do pre-production shows. that guy knew what he was doing and so did espn

they love creating controversy
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