NEW YORK (AP) – ESPN has handed commentator Rob Parker a 30-day suspension for questioning the “blackness” of Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.
The network announced the suspension Thursday, a day after Parker apologized for comments he made during a Dec. 13 episode of “First Take.”READ MORE: Detroit Fire Department Passes Out Free Smoke Detectors Following Fatal Fire
Posting to Twitter, Parker said, “I blew it and I’m sincerely sorry. I completely understand how the issue of race in sports is a sensitive one and needs to be handled with great care.”READ MORE: Committee Subpoenas Former MDHHS Director Over Large Separation Agreement With State
Parker, who is black, was discussing Griffin’s role as an African-American quarterback when he noted that Griffin has a white fiance and is rumored to be a Republican.
Among his comments, Parker said, “Is he a brother or a cornball brother?”MORE NEWS: AG Nessel: 48-Year-Old Benton Harbor Man Charged With Sexual Assault
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