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Rob Parker apologizes for calling
Robert Griffin III a ‘cornball brother’
on ESPN’s ‘First Take’

New York Daily News, by Jaime Uribarri

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Posted By:Howard Adams, 12/19/2012 11:12:00 PM

Disgraced ESPN talking head Rob Parker issued a full-on apology for his racially inflammatory remarks about Robert Griffin III that set off a media firestorm and earned him an indefinite suspension from the network. In his first public statement since questioning the Washington Redskins quarterback´s blackness on ESPN´s "First Take" last Thursday, Parker tweeted a mea culpa for failing to "understand how the issue of race in sports is a sensitive one and needs to be handled with great care." "The failure was in how I chose to discuss it on First Take,...

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My only question for Mr Parker is whether this is heartfelt repentance and asking the sports fans of America for forgiveness of an attitude that is completely reprehensible to so many Americans. WWDMLKD, What would Dr Martin Luther King do?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: athina, 12/19/2012 11:19:58 PM     (No. 9075447)

I think twitter is a totally inappropriate place to issue this apology. He spoke this garbage on air - he needs to apologize on air. Otherwise it might seem that somebody else wrote these words and he hit ´send´ (or whatever you do on twitter) and no one can know his authenticity unless he actually speaks the words himself.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: killerbee, 12/19/2012 11:22:39 PM     (No. 9075449)

Just once I´d like to see an apology more like this:

"I am sorry I was completely whacked out in the brain when I said those totally idiotic things. Please forgive me as I´m trying to forgive myself for being such an ignorant idiot."

It wasn´t that he said them on air. It wasn´t that he said them at all. It´s that he felt them. By all accounts RGIII is a decent human being. That´s a negative in Parker´s world, I guess. Shame on him.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 12/19/2012 11:24:55 PM     (No. 9075452)

A tweeted apology? Wow, what courage! It´s in the same vein as a correction in the newspapers which appears on Page 17B - after the personal attacks were made above the fold on Page 1. Such sincerity!

/s off/

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Reply 4 - Posted by: horacer, 12/19/2012 11:25:36 PM     (No. 9075453)

I agree with #1, twitter´s not the place. He should have called Robert Griffin and apologized. Then a public apology.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 12/19/2012 11:27:37 PM     (No. 9075456)

Who are these people and why is this an issue?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Blue Hen1, 12/19/2012 11:33:37 PM     (No. 9075464)

If he was white he´d be gone, two sets of rules folks.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dallasdude, 12/19/2012 11:35:29 PM     (No. 9075465)

Screw him and make it a permanent banishment. There is no room for a Republican black man in the racist world of blackness.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bubber, 12/19/2012 11:41:04 PM     (No. 9075467)

No...anger management...racial sensitivity courses...what ever kind of leftoid freak show ´they´ can do...and then fire him..

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Newtsche, 12/19/2012 11:51:46 PM     (No. 9075474)

Inconsequential token Parker´s mission accomplished -- getting his name back in the news. A spotlight is, after all, a spotlight.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: john56, 12/19/2012 11:56:50 PM     (No. 9075476)

I´m sorry I got caught ... usually is the best you can expect when it comes to a liberal´s apology.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 12/20/2012 12:02:52 AM     (No. 9075481)

He´s just another racist racebaiting race hustler. He´ll catch on with MSNBC.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Gordon Freeman, 12/20/2012 12:15:21 AM     (No. 9075492)

This guy is really a dooky boy and demoncrat water boy. I say feed him Cheerios.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: whiskey, 12/20/2012 12:20:18 AM     (No. 9075494)

Why isn´t he gone? Double standard?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: miceal, 12/20/2012 12:28:56 AM     (No. 9075500)

Sorry..no "do overs here!"

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Reply 15 - Posted by: juststop, 12/20/2012 12:30:43 AM     (No. 9075502)

An apology is just a liberal excuse before they do the same thing again!!!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Heil Liberals, 12/20/2012 12:48:01 AM     (No. 9075509)

Insincerity is the hallmark of a fraud. This Parker brother is down with "the cause." Well, that´s fine if you see the cause as holding up the likes of RGIII as a role model for positive development of the intellect as well as the athletic. But Parker brother is only down with those who promote the twisted culture that is the 21st Century Black Experience - drugs, crime, guns, out of wedlock birth rate that is closer to 100% than 0%, and chronic illiteracy and academic achievement. The idea that an educated black man is not "black enough" points to the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of the current "leadership" that promotes itself as the protectors of the aggrieved.

The fact of the matter is that the continued devaluation of education, moral turpitude, and responsibility for ones actions is the right that the current black leadership wishes to protect. It is more lucrative for those who prosper from the destruction of a people to continue to promote a culture that destroys those people, all while raking in money like the grifters and confidence men that they actually are. Rob Parker simply wants a slice of that pie.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: wws, 12/20/2012 12:48:46 AM     (No. 9075510)

I´m Sorry! Can I get my paycheck back now???

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Reply 18 - Posted by: 4Justice, 12/20/2012 1:45:34 AM     (No. 9075533)

You guys say its a double standard because Parker is black, but I somewhat disagree. If he had been a white outspoken lefty, he would have been treated the same way. The double standard is on ideology more than race.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Cato the elder, 12/20/2012 2:35:45 AM     (No. 9075542)

I fail to see why this is such a big deal. It was an immature and nasty thing to say, but...this is sports talk radio. He was expressing a point of view that exists among certain people but is usually addressed in a more oblique fashion.

I certainly do not think he should be fired.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: GomerShabazz, 12/20/2012 3:58:28 AM     (No. 9075563)

That Parker sure looks and sounds like a stereotypical stupid person....wonder what the dictionary definition of a stupid person is..??



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Reply 21 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/20/2012 5:47:50 AM     (No. 9075607)

Nobody take these half A apologies seriously.This guy is a balck leftist regardless of this. If he had called Tebow a cornball cracker,he be hailed as a hero right now.

Maybe he´ll find a job on the pimp with a limp show.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: LadyVet, 12/20/2012 6:49:42 AM     (No. 9075675)

Agree w/ #18. Liberals are allowed to say such things.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Judge, 12/20/2012 6:52:55 AM     (No. 9075682)

Hes a racist but espn doesnt have the guts to fire him because hes black. Its as simple as that

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Reply 24 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 12/20/2012 7:22:51 AM     (No. 9075739)

Awww, that´s cute. Can I go back to not knowing who this guy is, now?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 12/20/2012 7:53:04 AM     (No. 9075787)

This is apology is for HOW he said it and WHERE he said it, not for WHAT he said. It is the same kind of faux apology that the Gagnam rapper issued when his past anti-American comments came back to haunt him. That so many people actually think these evasive, slippery public relations statements -which were obviously composed by professionals- amount to genuine apologies for what was said is a frightening comment on current reading skills.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: donnaclaire, 12/20/2012 9:41:51 AM     (No. 9075962)

Rob Parker is an idiot - but not just an ordinary idiot. He´s a First Class Idiot, and one of the most racist people in the public eye. Don´t ever want to see his sorry face again. People of his caliber shouldn´t be on the air.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 12/20/2012 9:52:57 AM     (No. 9075989)

Thanks Rob Parker for introducing the word "cornball brother" into the mainstream, maybe you and your buddy Toure can get together and work on accelerating racial violence.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Udanja99, 12/20/2012 12:57:42 PM     (No. 9076288)

Another non apology apology by a leftist. They all do it because they know that they can get away with it. He´s just trying to protect his paycheck. Fire him. He´s a racist and the left claims to abhor racists, even thou most of them fall into that category.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 12/20/2012 2:47:20 PM     (No. 9076448)

"I´m sorry if any of you crackers, honkies, house negros, or uncle toms were offended"...
ESPN is a libtard network: for libtards, by libtards. They´ve done a whale of a job ruining MNF, incidentally. The Jets vs. Panthers? Are you freaking kidding me?

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