January 8, 2013
Rob Parker will not be returning to ESPN in 2013.
The reporter was suspended for 30 days last month following a rant on First Take against Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.
While discussing the rookie's role as an African-American signal caller, Parker questioned the star's "blackness," citing Griffin's white fiancée and rumored status as a Republican.
"Is he a brother or a cornball brother?" Parker, who is also black, actually asked.
Parker later Tweeted an apology, but ESPN said today in a statement:
"Rob Parker's contract expired at year's end. Evaluating our needs and his work, including his recent RG III comments, we decided not to renew his deal."
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