Rob Parker – ESPN (2013)
Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith certainly push boundaries on ESPN’s First Take, and Smith has been suspended for some of his comments in the past, but neither has gone as far as Rob Parker did during an appearance on the show in late 2012.
During a discussion about then-Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III, Parker questioned his ‘blackness,’ calling him a “cornball brother,” and criticized Griffin for having a white fiancee.
A week later, Parker was given a one-month suspension. On January 8, ESPN announced that Parker would not return. Parker now appears on local TV and sports radio in Detroit.