You remember Rob Parker, the sports columnist and ESPN commentator who wondered aloud wehether Robert Griffin III was a real brother or a "cornball" brother. Well, his contract wasn't renewed by ESPN.
But the more interesting update was his continued exlpanation of what he "really" meant when he questioned RGIII's authenticity as a black man. I mean, after all, he is engaged to a white chick.
Here are Parker's original comments:
Here's his segment on a local Detroit TV station this past Sunday. He tries to claim he never meant to criticize RGIII specifically and it wasn't a personal attack on RGIII (what about his fiancee?). Right.
What a spineless loser Parker is. He's trying to back off enough to not come across as a bigot yet maintain his credibility with those who do have the conversation about cornball brothers and what it really means to be black.
Parker was clearly taking a shot at Griffin when he questioned his brother-ness just because the guy has a white fiancee and doesn't first and foremost identify himself as a black quarterback, but rather just a quarterback:
Ok, he's black, he does his thing, but he's not really down with the cause. He's not one of us. He's kind of black, but he's not really like the guy you really want to hang out with because he's off to something else ... That's just all I want to find out about him. I don't know because I keep thearg these things. We all know he has a white fiancee and there's talk about that he's a Republican, which there's no information at all. I'm just trying to dig deeper into why he has an issue.
But it wasn't about RGIII.