In the wake of yesterday’s incendiary comments by Rob Parker on ESPN2′s First Take on Robert Griffin III, the network has taken disciplinary action and suspended him indefinitely. ESPN spokesman Mike Soltys tweeted this statement:
Following yesterday’s comments, Rob Parker has been suspended until further notice.We are conducting a full review.
— Mike Soltys (@espnmikes) December 14, 2012
Yesterday, Parker questioned whether Griffin was “a brother or a cornball brother” rendering the show’s cast speechless. What is interesting is that the producers of First Take decided to reair the comments later in the day in the “Best of” program so those who had not seen Rob Parker’s “take” on RGII live could see it on tape.
Parker has previously worked for Newsday and the Detroit Free Press. He was supposed to be featured in the weekend edition of First Take, but in the wake of this incident, it’s likely we won’t be seeing Parker for the foreseeable future.