ESPN Not Renewing Rob Parker's Contract
Had been suspended for racial comments about Redskins' Robert Griffin III
By Tim Baysinger -- Broadcasting & Cable, 1/8/2013 2:36:38 PM
Last month, Parker was suspended for 30 days following racially-charged comments he made on Dec. 13 during ESPN 2's morning debate program, First Take, about Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, who is African-American.
"Evaluating our needs and his work, including his recent RGIII comments, we decided not to renew," said an ESPN spokesperson.
Parker appeared on numerous ESPN programs, including First Take, SportsCenter and Around the Horn, and was a frequent contributor to ESPN.com.
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