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ESPN host Rob Parker suggests RGIII ‘pushes away’ from ‘his people’
thegrio.com ^ | 08 January 2013 | Todd Johnson

Posted on 01/08/2013 9:18:08 AM PST by Red Badger

t hasn’t been a great 24 hours for Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.

The rookie captain wasn’t able to finish Sunday’s playoff loss to the Seahawks after his knee buckled midway through the fourth quarter.

The Redskins were eliminated, 24-14 and questions of whether or not head coach Mike Shanahan should have pulled Griffin dominated sports pages and media Monday.

And then Rob Parker re-emerged.

Sunday morning, hours before the Redskins playoff game, the suspended ESPN host talked exclusively with WDIV-TV’s Devin Scillian on the station’s weekly community affairs program ‘Flashpoint.’

Parker said his ‘cornball brother’ comments were taken out of context and admits he was “shocked” it received national attention:

“It was never to condemn the young man,” Parker told Scillian. “RGIII is a great young man with a bright future. It was more about concerns not condemning.”

t hasn’t been a great 24 hours for Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.

The rookie captain wasn’t able to finish Sunday’s playoff loss to the Seahawks after his knee buckled midway through the fourth quarter.

The Redskins were eliminated, 24-14 and questions of whether or not head coach Mike Shanahan should have pulled Griffin dominated sports pages and media Monday.

And then Rob Parker re-emerged.

Sunday morning, hours before the Redskins playoff game, the suspended ESPN host talked exclusively with WDIV-TV’s Devin Scillian on the station’s weekly community affairs program ‘Flashpoint.’

Parker said his ‘cornball brother’ comments were taken out of context and admits he was “shocked” it received national attention:

“It was never to condemn the young man,” Parker told Scillian. “RGIII is a great young man with a bright future. It was more about concerns not condemning.”


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KEYWORDS: altereddate; blackmales; espn; football; redskins; rg3; rgiii

1 posted on 01/08/2013 9:18:17 AM PST by Red Badger
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To: Perdogg

Ping!...


2 posted on 01/08/2013 9:19:01 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger

Parker needs to go play in rush-hour traffic.


3 posted on 01/08/2013 9:21:35 AM PST by OCCASparky (Steely-eyed killer of the deep.)
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To: Red Badger

Pushes away from his people, huh?

He is a mature genuine-adult male rather than a rapper-gangster with pants hanging halfway to his knees. ‘bout damn time someone shows some maturity.


4 posted on 01/08/2013 9:23:33 AM PST by lesko
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To: Red Badger

D-list sportswriters don’t deserve the attention they receive simply for writing something audacious.


5 posted on 01/08/2013 9:24:34 AM PST by GSWarrior (Click HERE to read entire tagline.)
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To: OCCASparky

Cars don’t move very fast in rush hour traffic.........


6 posted on 01/08/2013 9:29:47 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: lesko

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RGIII


7 posted on 01/08/2013 9:31:01 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger

So RGIII, like so many people in our society today, of all races, is living Matin Luther King’s dream in their lives - of being judged by the content of our character and not the color of our skin, and this racist idiot “black” TV sports announcer is upset with that. He is simply less “evolved” than RGIII.


8 posted on 01/08/2013 9:31:11 AM PST by Wuli
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To: Red Badger
Rob's a brother so he gets a pass.


9 posted on 01/08/2013 9:31:45 AM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Menehune56
Rob's a brother so he gets a pass.

Not from A quarterback like RGII......

10 posted on 01/08/2013 9:33:58 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Wuli

First they went after Tebow, now RGIII............


11 posted on 01/08/2013 9:35:27 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: GSWarrior

Guess it will be interesting to see how ESPN reacts to this. They suspended an employee who is continuing to spew the same rhetoric.


12 posted on 01/08/2013 9:35:27 AM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: lesko

I read a great article on him (on espn.com interestingly) about how his graduate work at Baylor included outreach to the poor areas of Waco. While this rich black liberal is fulminating about RGIII’s lack of race hustler rhetoric, RGIII is actually working to improve the lives of black people.


13 posted on 01/08/2013 9:36:28 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Red Badger

This is why journalism is such BS. First, this should not be a story — no one should print anything this moron Parker says. But for some reason it is a story so OK, let’s talk about it.

The young man says he wants to be the best quarterback, not the best black quarterback, and that he doesn’t want to play the color game.

This raises a red flag for dogmatic race-baters like Parker — those statements are something that a black conservative would say and we all know black conservatives are “cornballs.”

Then Parker gets hit with a lot of criticism so he resorts to a bunch of banal nonsense about how he was “taken out of context” and how his statements were “out of concern” not “condemnation.” How can calling someone a “cornball” be “taken out of context?” How is calling someone a “cornball” being concerned and not condemnatory? Someone should have asked those follow up questions but they didn’t.


14 posted on 01/08/2013 9:36:42 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Red Badger

Parker had to have been one of those black thugs in high school that harrassed other black kids that wanted to learn and make something of themselves. Actin white. Ya’ll know whut ah’m talkin bout.


15 posted on 01/08/2013 9:37:56 AM PST by crosshairs (They are only assault weapons in the hands of tyrannical governments and criminals. Ban both.)
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To: crosshairs

I take it Parker is a light-skinned black.....they are the ones who always seem to have the biggest chips on their shoulder when it comes to race.


16 posted on 01/08/2013 9:40:11 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: demshateGod

Lets hope he fully recovers from his injury sustained against the Seahawks. He has great appeal as a professional athlete.


17 posted on 01/08/2013 9:42:56 AM PST by lesko
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To: dfwgator

18 posted on 01/08/2013 9:47:17 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger
From Wiki...

Currently Parker serves as an assessor of "Blackness" for ESPN. He has developed an extensive list of criteria to make these assessments including: Spouses/significant others, potential political affiliation, and hair style. ESPN is proud to have Mr. Parker in their employment and executives are proud of his blackness assessment criteria

19 posted on 01/08/2013 9:58:45 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: Red Badger
If David Duke had a brother from another mother!
20 posted on 01/08/2013 9:59:30 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: gov_bean_ counter

So, he is the Blackness Assessor?.......Does the title on his office door say “Black Ass”?.........


21 posted on 01/08/2013 10:03:48 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger

“Judge” Parker should aspire to grow up to become someone like RGIII. Robin Griffin’s “people” are the human race.


22 posted on 01/08/2013 10:15:14 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: windsorknot

Robin = Robert


23 posted on 01/08/2013 10:18:21 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: Red Badger
Cube Chuckle...

Would be appropriate.

24 posted on 01/08/2013 10:23:27 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: demshateGod
I read a great article on him (on espn.com interestingly) about how his graduate work at Baylor included outreach to the poor areas of Waco. While this rich black liberal is fulminating about RGIII’s lack of race hustler rhetoric, RGIII is actually working to improve the lives of black people.

Not quite -- He's working to improve the lives of poor people, who happen to be black, white, hispanic, asian, and native american.

25 posted on 01/08/2013 10:25:50 AM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: Labyrinthos

Yes. A distinction without a difference. But not good enough for the race hustlers.


26 posted on 01/08/2013 10:37:23 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: lesko

“Brother” Parker doesn’t know what to make of RG III. He was raised by an intact family; both of his parents were career NCOs in the. US Army who demanded excellence from their children and held them accountable. One of the guys who works on my team is also retired Army (lives in Copperas Cove) and knows the Griffins slightly. Describes them as an outstanding family and says all of the kids are cut from the same cloth as RG III, in terms of work ethic, values and dedication to academics.

If you want proof that America is becoming a post-racial society, the proof isn’t in the White House, or with the usual crop of so-called black leaders and pundits. They can’t resist the temptation to inject race in everything because it suits their agenda. Meanwhile, men like Tim Scott and Robert Griffin III transcend race by using their God-given talents to reach the pinnacle of their professions, while refusing to put themselves in any sort of racial box.

And that scares liberals like Parker to death, because it means more African-Americans who think for themselves and refuse to remain trapped on the Democratic plantation.


27 posted on 01/08/2013 10:51:10 AM PST by ExNewsExSpook
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To: Absolutely Nobama; Thunder90; 4everontheRight; ABG(anybody but Gore); Abbeville Conservative; ...

NFL PING

FReepmail perdogg to be added to, or to be taken off the NFL Ping list...
28 posted on 01/08/2013 11:15:36 AM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: Absolutely Nobama; Thunder90; 4everontheRight; ABG(anybody but Gore); Abbeville Conservative; ...

NFL PING

FReepmail perdogg to be added to, or to be taken off the NFL Ping list...
29 posted on 01/08/2013 11:16:39 AM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: lesko

C’mon now! If the black community begins to value maturity, it won’t be long before they stop voting Democrat! Can’t have that!


30 posted on 01/08/2013 11:27:20 AM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Perdogg

Rob Parker reminds me of the uncles in my family that I no longer speak to. “What do you mean, ‘You’re a Conservative’ ?! You’re Jewish!” Now of course, like Rob Parker, who’s rich as hell and not exactly “down with the struggle”, they’re complete hypocrites. The only time they attend synagogue is when someone’s kid has a Bar Mitzvah. They eat pork, can’t read a word of Hebrew, and can’t find Israel on a map.

But yet, there they are, questioning my Judaism.


31 posted on 01/08/2013 11:46:24 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: Red Badger

Annnnnnnd he out of theeeeere:
http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/8825796/rob-parker-contract-not-renewed-espn


32 posted on 01/08/2013 1:09:31 PM PST by discostu (I recommend a fifth of Jack and a bottle of Prozac)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Clever editor on Wiki, but ESPN just fired Parker.


33 posted on 01/08/2013 1:13:29 PM PST by discostu (I recommend a fifth of Jack and a bottle of Prozac)
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To: discostu

34 posted on 01/08/2013 1:15:42 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger

What’s really annoying is to start reading an article only to get half way thru it when it starts all over again..........Is there a problem with the cut and past function?


35 posted on 01/08/2013 1:21:59 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: discostu
Best news i've heard all day ...
36 posted on 01/08/2013 1:23:35 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Hot Tabasco
.Is there a problem with the cut and past function?

No, just me.........and you.......

37 posted on 01/08/2013 1:25:29 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger

Every day we have these hucksters intentionally shoveling this BS down our throats.

I’m getting a bit sick of it....


38 posted on 01/08/2013 9:24:03 PM PST by mowowie
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