ESPN Host: Is Robert Griffin III a 'Cornball Brother'?
Update: Friday, Dec. 14, 2:38 p.m. EST: The Washington Post reports that Rob Parker has been suspended until further notice, according to ESPN spokesman Mike Soltys. "We are conducting a full review."
ESPN personality Rob Parker questioned the blackness of Washington Redskins player Robert Griffin III during an on-air conversation on Thursday, Vibe reports. Parker wondered aloud if Griffin was "a cornball brother" in response to the quarterback's previous comments that he is not solely defined as an African-American male.
Parker also criticized Griffin for having a white fiancee and for supporting the Republican Party. "It makes me wonder deeper about him. I've talked to some people in Washington D.C. My question, which is just a straight, honest question, is he a brother or is he a cornball brother,” Parker says.
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