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We all know the type – black people who are proud to be black until they have enough money to run away. Money can sometimes pay for acceptance among other classes and races, and ESPN’s Rob Parker is, again, putting Redskins rookie quarterback RGIII in that category of black people.
Regrettably, Robert Griffin III’s future playoffs hopes were dashed when his knee gave out during a first round game with the Seattle Seahawks. The Redskins lost 24-14, and questions were raised as to whether coach Mike Shanahan should’ve pulled RGIII from the game. That was the talk of football lovers until ESPN’s Rob Parker decided to open his mouth and stick another foot in it.
Sunday morning, Rob Parker, who is still suspended from ESPN for calling RGIII a ‘cornball brother’, spoke with WDIV-TV’s Devin Scillian.
Parker said he was ‘shocked’ that his ‘cornball’ comments were taken out of context.
“It was never to condemn the young man,” Parker told Scillian. “RGIII is a great young man with a bright future. It was more about concerns not condemning.”
“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.”
Do you agree or disagree with Parker?