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ESPN analyst who called RGIII a “cornball brother”: He’s pushing away from his people

posted at 12:41 pm on January 8, 2013 by

This is his version of a climbdown, believe it or not:

Parker continued:

“It was just a conversation that’s had in the black community when athletes, or famous entertainers or whatever, push away from their people. And that’s really what it’s about. You saw it with O.J. Simpson, and some other people, where they say, ‘Well I’m not black, I’m O.J.’ So it’s more about that, not about RGIII and what’s going on. It’s more about this thing that we’ve battled for years and why people have pushed away from their people. It’s more about that.”…

What Parker didn’t detail was exactly how RGIII has ‘pushed away’ from ‘being black.’

Didn’t he? He gave two reasons in his original “cornball brother” remarks. One was that RGIII is allegedly a Republican, but Parker admitted at the time that there’s “no information” to support that. The other was that his fiancee is white. The fact that he’s trying to link Griffin to O.J., who was also married to a white woman, makes me think that’s what’s really eating him here. Behold “progress.”

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Rob Parker probably knows the first law of holes, but he can’t help himself.

22044 on January 8, 2013 at 12:45 PM

The fact that he’s trying to link Griffin to O.J., who was also married to a white woman, makes me think that’s what’s really eating him here. Behold “progress.”

So is Derek Jeter’s dad. Who is also a doctor.

rbj on January 8, 2013 at 12:46 PM

If anyone looks at the grio link, I think Alvin Dalton’s comment is great.

22044 on January 8, 2013 at 12:52 PM

I wish Michelle was white, Obama wouldn’t be president right now.

tomas on January 8, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Saw this on Drudge earlier.
This Parker guy is a real twit.
RGIII’s community is the NFL.
Parker’s effort to shame him into any other community is immoral.
The man has no idea how much damage his stereotyping causes.

Jabberwock on January 8, 2013 at 1:09 PM

Rob Parker: black plantation guard.

Valkyriepundit on January 8, 2013 at 1:13 PM

This demostrates the weird thing about professional sports. Since winning is everything and so much money is at stake, the game on the field is becoming almost completely color blind.

Sports “journalism” on the other hand…sheesh!

And don’t even get me started when sports commentators attempt to pontificate on politics.

JimLennon on January 8, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Unbelievable.

changer1701 on January 8, 2013 at 1:30 PM

If anyone looks at the grio link, I think Alvin Dalton’s comment is great.

22044 on January 8, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Agree. Lots of good comments there, and some stupid ones, too (like Robin Neal McMahan’s).

Ward Cleaver on January 8, 2013 at 1:42 PM

Agree. Lots of good comments there, and some stupid ones, too (like Robin Neal McMahan’s).

Ward Cleaver on January 8, 2013 at 1:42 PM

Yeah, unfortunately I saw that one too. Disgusting.

22044 on January 8, 2013 at 1:43 PM

Rob Parker: black plantation guard.

Valkyriepundit on January 8, 2013 at 1:13 PM

And noted authority on what it takes to be truly black.

UltimateBob on January 8, 2013 at 1:44 PM

I believe they call this “doubling down.” What a fool, wish ESPN would can him, already.

I wish Michelle was white, Obama wouldn’t be president right now.

tomas on January 8, 2013 at 12:52 PM

LOL!

Aizen on January 8, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Rev. King must be rolling in his grave. Parker clearly DOES NOT want the world to be color-blind.
Racism, by any other color, is still racism.

EdmundBurke247 on January 8, 2013 at 2:55 PM

Someone take away this guy’s shovel.

lexhamfox on January 8, 2013 at 3:05 PM

He gone, Allah!

blammm on January 8, 2013 at 3:29 PM

He gone, Allah!

blammm on January 8, 2013 at 3:29 PM

I just looked at ESPN’s front page. You beat me to it! :)

22044 on January 8, 2013 at 3:34 PM

its all about the white prize…

burserker on January 8, 2013 at 3:37 PM

Why do only minorities have “their people”? This is exactly the labeling that perpetuates race separation. Ironically, it’s the minorities that are perpetuating it.

cajunpatriot on January 8, 2013 at 3:42 PM

Why do only minorities have “their people”? This is exactly the labeling that perpetuates race separation. Ironically, it’s the minorities that are perpetuating it.

The irony in this statement is almost laugh out loud funny. It certainly made me smile.

segasagez on January 8, 2013 at 3:44 PM

Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. = cornball

texacalirose on January 8, 2013 at 3:56 PM

This guy is also one of the sports reporters for ABC local news channel 7 here in Detroit. He ought to be fired for his continued racist remarks. Unless of course if this is also the official position of these media outlets… Which is likely I suppose.

TruLevinian on January 8, 2013 at 4:47 PM

segasagez on January 8, 2013 at 3:44 PM

looks like your boy, your racist homie isn’t having his contract renewed.

*tears*

tom daschle concerned on January 8, 2013 at 5:44 PM

his fiancee is white. The fact that he’s trying to link Griffin to O.J., who was also married to a white woman, makes me think that’s what’s really eating him here

What!? Ice T ain’i black? Fooled my pasty white behind./

S. D. on January 8, 2013 at 6:35 PM

If there was ever a man who needed to be stuffed in a time machine with a t-shirt reading “white women are ugly” and dropped off in the South circa 1840…

MelonCollie on January 8, 2013 at 6:57 PM

Race is such an arbitrary and divisive thing. MLK’s dream of a colour blind society is being eroded by many of the very people he helped, like Rob Parker. God created us as one race, the human race. I wish RGIII all the happiness and blessings this young man should enjoy with his upcoming nuptials. RGIII is a free man and is not accountable to Rob Parker. Rob Parker is a bitter man that should mind his own business.

Rudemeister on January 8, 2013 at 9:14 PM

I wish Michelle was white, Obama wouldn’t be president right now.

tomas on January 8, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Thread-winner

goflyers on January 8, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Heard on ESPN radio the Parker’s contract wasn’t renewed at the beginning of the year. So ESPN has dropped him.

McBaine on January 8, 2013 at 9:43 PM

You saw it with O.J. Simpson, and some other people, where they say, ‘Well I’m not black, I’m O.J.’ So it’s more about that, not about RGIII and what’s going on.

Yeah, Heaven forbid someone should want to be seen for who they are as a person instead of just another member of some monolithic group. You know, asking to be judged by the content of their character rather than the color of the skin. Haha! What an absurd notion that is!

NoLeftTurn on January 8, 2013 at 11:29 PM

If pushing away from the black community means leaving behind the losers who identify themselves by the color of their skin, then good for him. Parker is nothing more than a racial fascist.

RadClown on January 9, 2013 at 9:06 AM