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ESPN Fires Rob Parker (RG3 "Cornball Brother" commenter)
Pro Football Talk - NBC Sports ^ | January 9, 2013 | Michael David Smith

Posted on 01/09/2013 9:14:24 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg

Rob Parker, the commentator who created controversy when he questioned whether Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is a “cornball brother” because he has a white fiancee, has been fired by ESPN.

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So why did Parker’s discipline change from a 30-day suspension to termination? ESPN isn’t saying, but it may be that the network was unhappy with a recent interview Parker gave in which he said that ESPN knew what he was going to say on the air before he said it. In that interview, Parker also seemed to backtrack on his previous apology, complaining that people took his “cornball brother” statement out of context.

(Excerpt) Read more at profootballtalk.nbcsports.com ...


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KEYWORDS: cornball; espn; football; griffin; parker; racebaiting
ESPN doing what a number of fans thought should have happened from the beginning.
1 posted on 01/09/2013 9:14:36 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg
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To: Perdogg

Ping if you haven’t already seen this.


2 posted on 01/09/2013 9:15:18 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Karma has finally come ‘round for you, Rush.


3 posted on 01/09/2013 9:18:04 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Don’t worry...Al Goreezera will pick him up so he can maintain an outlet speaking stupidity to idiots.


4 posted on 01/09/2013 9:19:29 AM PST by mkboyce
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To: Colonel_Flagg

5 posted on 01/09/2013 9:20:22 AM PST by EEGator
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To: Colonel_Flagg

So dumb he made it personal.Lost out on a lot of money.


6 posted on 01/09/2013 9:20:27 AM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Colonel_Flagg

ESPN fired him because new sports media competition means that they can no longer give a pass to Black Racists they have on their staff


7 posted on 01/09/2013 9:21:35 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Fiscal Conservatives are Neither)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

ESPN fired him because new sports media competition means that they can no longer give a pass to Black Racists they have on their staff


8 posted on 01/09/2013 9:22:05 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Fiscal Conservatives are Neither)
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To: SeminoleCounty

I must admit to the same kind of horrified fascination I held for the Stanford Prison Experiment when I watch ESPN attempt to portray the NBA as compelling family entertainment. In addition, they pretend the NBA is just an indoor, lightly-clothed NFL in terms of fan support and interest.


9 posted on 01/09/2013 9:24:41 AM PST by relictele
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To: SeminoleCounty
ESPN fired him because new sports media competition means that they can no longer give a pass to Black Racists they have on their staff

Giving racists a platform to spread their hate is not profitable in sports.

10 posted on 01/09/2013 9:27:37 AM PST by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Regardless of ESPN’s actions here, Donovan McNabb still isn’t that good of a QB.


11 posted on 01/09/2013 9:28:26 AM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

In the recent interview Parker again went off and started talking about how Griffen (like OJ!) somehow wasn’t supportive of the Black cause.

What has been starkly missing from Parker’s racist discussion is what “cause” - exactly - has Parker been referring to? What “Black cause” do Parker and other Blacks still believe is necessary to fight against and not be cornball about?


12 posted on 01/09/2013 9:30:44 AM PST by Obadiah (It is when a people forget God, that tyrants forge their chains.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Good Riddance. At only 22 Robert is 10 times the man he’ll ever be!


13 posted on 01/09/2013 9:33:42 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Parker was pissed at this young QB because he had two parents,an education, and had not embraced stupidity, crime, drugs and hatred as a lifestyle.


14 posted on 01/09/2013 9:35:06 AM PST by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

...Now free and unshackled to be down with the cause.


15 posted on 01/09/2013 9:36:15 AM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
One less race pimp given air time is fine by me.
16 posted on 01/09/2013 9:38:23 AM PST by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Good riddance.


17 posted on 01/09/2013 9:39:41 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: pgkdan

I’m very impressed with Griffin personally, and of course, athletically. Just hopeful that his injury isn’t too severe. I think the league needs more people with his character as well as with his ability.


18 posted on 01/09/2013 9:49:04 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Forgive me for asking, but what is a “cornball brother”? I don’t think I’ve come across that before.


19 posted on 01/09/2013 9:54:50 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Colonel_Flagg

>> ESPN doing what a number of fans thought should have happened from the beginning.

The only question in *my* mind is why they didn’t fire the obnoxious chimp IMMEDIATELY.

If he had been white or Hispanic or Asian and said anything even close to as inflammatory they would have cut his mike right then and escorted him out the door pronto.


20 posted on 01/09/2013 9:58:14 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Maybe he confused him with Cornbread Maxwell.


21 posted on 01/09/2013 10:10:53 AM PST by Bruinator ("For socialism is not merely the labour question, it is before all things an atheistic question")
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To: Colonel_Flagg
I agree, sadly I heard yesterday that he needs surgery and perhaps a 9-12 month recovery before he can play again. I hope that's wrong.

I've been very impressed with a 3 rookie QB senstaions this year. They all seem to be cut from very high quality cloth. Alfred Morris is the Skins rookie Running Back machine...he's cut from the same cloth.

22 posted on 01/09/2013 10:10:53 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
I agree, sadly I heard yesterday that he needs surgery and perhaps a 9-12 month recovery before he can play again. I hope that's wrong.

I've been very impressed with all 3 rookie QB senstaions this year. They all seem to be cut from very high quality cloth. Alfred Morris is the Skins rookie Running Back machine...he's cut from the same cloth.

23 posted on 01/09/2013 10:11:06 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
ESPN fired the angry Negro guy?

Why that's racist and justifies Negro Rage, doncha know?

24 posted on 01/09/2013 10:11:53 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

I had not herd it either, but you can read about it: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=cornball+brother


25 posted on 01/09/2013 10:14:18 AM PST by rightly_dividing (Left behind; 4 Americans in Libya)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Cornball is just this particular race baitor’s version of “uncle Tom.”

RG III is simply not toeing the racially correct line.


26 posted on 01/09/2013 10:15:05 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: rightly_dividing; editor-surveyor

Thank you, hard to keep up with all the Ebonics perculating through our language.


27 posted on 01/09/2013 10:23:46 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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Hi! Donated yet?

Click the Pic.

28 posted on 01/09/2013 10:26:26 AM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. The Edge of the world is Square and water pours over it!)
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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 01/09/2013 10:40:23 AM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

According to one report I’ve seen, Griffin will probably be out for 9-12 months after surgery. That would mean he’d at least miss training camp and the pre-season, if not the entire 2013 regular season.


30 posted on 01/09/2013 10:45:01 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers ("I'm not anti-anything, I just wanna be free." - Mike Muir)
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To: editor-surveyor

Near as I can tell, Russell Wilson doesn’t toe the race-hustlers’ line either. How did he manage to pass under their radar?


31 posted on 01/09/2013 10:47:37 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers ("I'm not anti-anything, I just wanna be free." - Mike Muir)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

If there’s anything from which to take heart, it’s that Adrian Peterson missed only one game (the last game of 2011) after his similar injury, also on the Redskins’ field.

Of course, Adrian Peterson borders on the superhuman so I wonder if anyone can recover as quickly as he did.


32 posted on 01/09/2013 10:59:29 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Bruinator
Maybe he confused him with Cornbread Maxwell.

I knew a guy named Cornbread Red..he was a honkey tho.

33 posted on 01/09/2013 12:09:46 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

What a shame... /S

What were the idiots at ESPN thinking to begin with, hiring a “blackness commentator?” Pretty sure the fans don’t care what color skin an athlete has, just what color uniform they wear.


34 posted on 01/09/2013 12:53:41 PM PST by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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