ESPN host and sports columnist Rob Parker (Video still via WDIV-TV)
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Sunday morning, hours before the Redskins playoff game, the suspended ESPN host talked exclusively with WDIV-TV’s Devin Scillian on the station’s weekly community affairs program ‘Flashpoint.’
Parker said his ‘cornball brother’ comments were taken out of context and admits he was “shocked” it received national attention:
Oh, I KNOW how you feel "bro." I have the same problem, every time I say "cornball brother," there is some dumbass who takes it the wrong way. *Sigh*
“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. More here:
Update: The thoughtful genius has been fired. Oh the injustice.