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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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