Robert Griffin III, the man who plays by his own rules.
Rob Parker is a black sports analyst for ESPN. He was recently suspended for making some very personally negative remarks about the Washington Redskin's Quarterback Robert Griffin III. Parker's comments weren't about RG3's football ability or lack there of. His comments were pointed at RG3, because RG3 doesn't really focus on his skin as being a quarterback. He doesn't go out to play in order to be the greatest black quarterback ever. He goes out and plays to be the best quarterback he can be. A few weeks ago, RG3 told Jim Corbett of USA Today
"I am an African-American in America," . "That will never change. But I don't have to be defined by that. ... We always try to find similarities in life, no matter what it is so they're always going to try to put you in a box with other African-American quarterbacks -- [Michael] Vick, [Cam] Newton, Randall Cunningham, Warren Moon. Warren Moon and Doug Williams really didn't run that much. That's the negative stereotype when it comes to African-American quarterbacks, that most of us just run. Those guys threw it around. I like to think I can throw it around a little bit."
The people RG3 was referring to are people in the sports media and those who try to make him out as being the "great black hope" in the QB position. The sports media is no different then the national media. They are mostly liberals, and they try to present a racial angle to stories whenever possible. RG3's comments didn't sit well with Rob Parker. On the ESPN show First Take, Rob Parker referred to RG3 as a "corn ball brother" and "not one of us". He went on to highlight that RG3's fiance is white and that there were rumors that he might be a dreaded republican.
Rob Parker is an idiot who doesn't even know he's an idiot. I never met RG3, but I can tell by how he carries himself and conducts himself that he has a good head on his shoulder. He's a Christian man who was brought up in a military family. The main issue with Parker's angst towards RG3 is that RG3 is not allowing himself to be promoted by certain members in the sports media in trying to elevate him based on the color of his skin. Back in 2003, Rush Limbaugh was fired from ESPN for making a remark about the media elevating then quarterback Philadelphia Quarterback Donovan McNabb, because "they wanted to see a black quarterback succeed" even though McNabb was overrated.
Rob Parker's comments about RG3 unknowingly to him and to the rest of the sport media has vindicated what Rush Limbaugh said eight years ago. As for RG3's white fiance. All I have to say about that is that I wonder does Rob Parker consider Barack Obama's father as being a "cornball brother", because his dad was attracted to women who where white. Then again., now that I think about it Ann Dunham(Obama's Mother) was reported as mostly being attracted to black men. I wonder does Mr. Parker consider Dunham as a reverse cornball sister? I've always wondered how liberals are so naive that to buy into the imaginary stereotype that most black republicans have white girlfriends. I'm trying to figure out how they came up to with that conclusion. I do not know what RG3's political views are, nor do I really care. If he is a Republican, so what? Parker calls Griffin a cornball brother, because there are "rumors" that he is a republican. My question is where is it written in the being black handbook guide that blacks are suppose to belong to the Democratic Party to validate their blackness. It's borderline retarded thinking. The backlash against Rob Parker has been fierc since he made his ill fated remarks. ESPN suspended Parker for only 30 days. I find that shocking and absurd. Parker's comments were much more serve then anything Limbaugh said but since Rush Limbaugh was a white conservative, it was only logical to ESPN that he would lose his job with them and that the black liberal Rob Parker would be allowed to keep his. Parker has since come out and issued an apology for his comments.If Parker didn't receive the blow back from his comments about RG3, he wouldn't have issued a fake apology.