Why is “blackness” always up for debate? Soledad O’Brien addressed the complexities of racial identity in her documentary, “Who Is Black In America?” and days later, ESPN correspondent Rob Parker came under fire for chiding Washington Redskins Quarterback Robert Griffin III (RG3) for not being black enough.

When asked about race and how it impacts his public image, RG III had this to say:

“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 going to try to put you in a box with other African-American quarterbacks – Vick, Newton, Randall Cunningham, Warren Moon [...] That’s the goal. Just to go out and not try to prove anybody wrong but just let your talents speak for themselves.”

Rob Parker responded by questioning Parker’s “blackness”:

“We keep hearing this so it makes me wonder deeper about him. I’ve talked to some people in Washington D.C. My question, which is just a straight, honest question, is he a brother or is he a cornball brother. [...] He’s black, but he’s not really down with the cause [...] He’s kind of black, but He’s not really the guy you want to hang out with. He’s off to something else. We all know he has a white fiancee. People always talk about how he’s Republican. There’s no information at all. I’m just trying to dig deeper into why he has an issue.”

Parker’s comments define blackness by a host of arbitrary qualifiers like political affiliation and the skin color of who you choose to love. This happens too often in our communities. It’s as if there’s an imaginary list of characteristics every black person must adopt; and once you step out of that box, you’re viewed as a sellout or in Parker’s words, a “cornball brother.”

Black people are not a monolith. A man should be able to vote for the Republican party, marry outside his race and desire to be judged on his talent alone without being considered a traitor to the race and culture. Parker’s words are not only offensive to Griffin, but they limit us as a race of people with varied interests, beliefs and behaviors.

What are your thoughts on Rob Parker’s comments on Robert Griffin III, Clutchettes?

  • http://gravatar.com/jamesfrmphilly jamesfrmphilly

    cut rob some slack……he’s not that smart

  • http://gravatar.com/missinformation7 Ms. Information

    Half of the negroes in the NFL have white fiances..lol…not gonna defend him…

  • http://valsotherblog.wordpress.com Val

    This sort of thing happens in many communities other than the Black community. Most minority groups with histories of oppression deal with these sorts of issues. You should have heard the stuff Jews were saying about facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg when he married an Asian woman. It’s not just us.

  • Chrissy

    Wow. I am said that black people feel you are not being black when you act intelligent and marry outside of your race. I have so much respect for RG, he seems level headed. Hopefully he will not try to prove that he is down or black enough by doing something stupid (i.e. fighting pit bulls, shooting his girlfriend, getting drunk and driving, father mutilple kids with diffrent women, etc.) Lord please help our race.

  • Britt

    If Rob Parker wants to insinuate that just because RG3 has a white fiancee, then he’s not considered black enough, then he should apply that theory to the other pro athletes who are with white women. RG3 is definitely not the first black athlete to be with a white woman and he certainly won’t be the last. Why single him out? This just shows that people will always find something to criticize you about. If they can’t criticize your career, it’ll be your personal life.

    Also, Rob Parker is from Queens, NY and went to Columbia University. He should know that black people are not monolithic.

  • http://valsotherblog.wordpress.com Val

    Lol. Actually I read somewhere a while ago that the majority of married Black professional athletes are married to Black women. I think it just seems like most are with White women because several high profile athletes are.

  • http://tontonmichel.tumblr.com Tonton Michel

    Rob was wrong for his comments……however the Giants fan in me refuses to defend rgiii.

  • http://gravatar.com/mimiandy1683 MimiLuvs

    *face palm

  • Pseudonym

    Yep! And seeing them adds fuel to the fire.

  • http://gravatar.com/missinformation7 Ms. Information

    ooooohh….that is GOOD to know sis! They pump it like it is the thing to do….

  • http://gravatar.com/myblackfriendsays myblackfriendsays

    “a traitor to the race and culture”

    Well, what does someone have to do to fit into this definition?

  • EST. 1986

    GO RAVENS! BUCK THE DEADSKINS!

    ANYWAY.

    This is nothing more than a Black person trying to police the ‘blackness’ of another individual.

  • binks

    This dude sounds ri-damn-iculous! Newsflash just because you are black doesn’t mean you are cut from the same cloth…smh And GO Saints (yeah we lost the first meeting but wait till the repeat…lol)

  • Marisa

    As we can see Rob Parker is a brotha saying this so there goes that only bitter jealous lonely black women say these things cuz a brotha dating a white women argument lol.

  • Dave

    While I disagree firmly with what he said they were ready having a conversation about race and he was responding directly to rg3′s comment with a view that many in the black community share (as this comment section will soon reveal if Misinformation’s comment hasn’t already). So on what basis should he be disciplined? If that’s how ESPN is going to react then it should have just avoided the conversation.

  • Anthony

    The Republicans need to groom RGIII; maybe they will have a viable black candidate for the Senate in Texas around 2030. I know he is already tight with Ken Starr and is planning on law school.

  • http://gravatar.com/jinnx Jinx Moneypenny

    Don’t worry Rob, RG3 won’t be mistaken for anything else anytime soon (read: ever). You can rest assured now.

  • Anthony

    Aren’t you biracial yourself? Are you calling your own Dad weak or your Mom?

  • Anthony

    I did not say it was a good thing. I am simply saying that RGIII would be the kind of black guy the Republicans would groom for office.

  • O’Phylia

    I don’t usually read or listen to sports’ reporters, but when I do, they’re douchery pisses me off.

  • O’Phylia

    *their c:

  • Anthony Coombs

    Created this today…
    The Rob Parker Scale of Blackness. You can find out if you’re a Cornball Brother!

    http://i.imgur.com/HUCqG.jpg

  • B

    I have known RG had a ww for a while, so that was not a revelation to me. I know folks may want to confine this discussion to IRR because it easy to make this about “preference”, but that’s a cop out. It was his comments on being AA is what rubbed me the wrong way. He spoke about being AA as if is confining. I don’t like how he makes it sound like blackness is a box that he needs to escape. I don’t like BP insinuating one can outgrow a black identity ……as if it’s a goal or something to be desired.When BP have laid the bricks for his success and you don’t want to be put in “that” box sounds like an insult. What’s wrong with saying, ” I am proud of the legacy they paved, I hope to blaze my own trail”.This affirms those who came before him and says he is his own man/ player. His comments sounds like he trying to distance himself from a black identity. He said “I am an African-American in America”, well where in the world would he not be AA? His “box” comment is problematic and coupled with his choice of mate makes it sound even more insidious.
    As Zora says all my skin folk ain’t my kinfolk. This is not really about defining who is black to me, which I have every right to do for my OWN cultural reference and protection……. It’s about having an ideology that is the antithesis of a positive black identity.

  • http://gravatar.com/ravsmith78 Ravi

    You live in DC, have a damn good job and education, with hundreds of thousands of beautiful sistas, and this is your fiance:

    http://www.thesportsbank.net/core/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/robert-griffin-iii-fiance-rebecca-liddicoat.jpg

    He may be unquestionably black, but there might be cause to suspect the brother might be a tad bit corny.

  • http://gravatar.com/ravsmith78 Ravi

    LMAO

  • Anthony

    Shawty, do you suggest your mother is better than a white woman or that you are better than someone whose mother is awhite woman? We already know you have a low opinion of dark black women. Maybe you would find happiness on an English language South Asian forum?

    I am just curious because you seem to have such a low opinion of black people, especially dark skinned black women.

    Sorry for being off topic.

  • http://gravatar.com/jamesfrmphilly jamesfrmphilly

    rob has been suspended…..

  • ray

    Is a black woman married to a white man less black or does this rule only apply to black men?

  • Kostas

    Erm is beauty the most important thing in a relationship?

    To imply he is corny because he chose a woman who isn’t a 10 is silly. I don’t know this woman, but we can rightly assume he chose her to be his wife because she is a good woman for him.

    Isn’t that what adults should strive for in a relationship? Looking past the superficial??

  • http://gravatar.com/ravsmith78 Ravi

    That’s not what I was implying, you erroneously inferred it. To make such an inference based on what I wrote is silly.

    You can’t rightly assume why he chose her to be his wife. You don’t know he looked past the superficial. For all we know, he chose her because he thought she was the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. You have no idea what brought them together.

    If you didn’t understand what my comment meant, you should have asked instead of make assumptions.

  • KayKay

    Maybe he took issue with RG3 speaking for his blackness like it’s his goal to “escape” it.

  • Anthony

    I can see why he was suspended. He got into a level of personal judgement that just was not smart to do no matter what he thought of Griffin’s personal choices.

  • Anthony

    Ravi, all you did was post a picture without any commentary. It sure looked to me like you were commenting on her looks.

    For what it’s worth, I don’t find her striking, but I am in no position to fairly judge why Griffin chose this woman although I have my suspicions.

  • http://gravatar.com/ravsmith78 Ravi

    and that’s why you should have just asked. If you wanted to know what I was implying, I would have gladly shared. I wasn’t even thinking about the fact that she is rather average looking.

    The only thing I was implying was that any black man that opts out of the hundreds of thousands of sistas that would be very receptive to his pursuit, in favor of some random white girl is under SUSPICION of being corny. One of the main reasons I am going to call a black man corny is when they claim to be post-racial or not see race. Another is to have a preference for white women. I don’t know that is the case with RGIII, but there is cause to suspect.

  • LALA

    So, what if he was with a “sista” with looks on the same scale as the white fiancee? Would that make a difference then?

    (and, I’ll admit, despite it not being PC, I totally laughed at your comment. There was this article with random jokes about “corny brotha:

    “If you like Nickelback…
    If you watch Serena Williams solely for her tennis skills…” I can’t remember the rest, but they were hiLARIOUS!)

  • LALA

    The issue with Mark Zuckerberg is not analogous. In the Jewish faith, one’s status as a Jew goes through the mother, so when a Jewish man married a non-Jewish woman (and, in this case a RICH Jewish man), that represents the loss of a family from the Jewish faith b/c their children and grandchildren and great grandchildren will not be Jewish. Even the blogs about Zuckerberg and his non-Jewish wife were about how to keep Jews in the faith (and, more importantly but not explicitly stated, RICH Jews in the faith so they can hope to get some of that facebook money). This “corny brotha” nonsense does not do the same, especially since his children will be considered “black” in the USA [biting tongue to not go into anti-"USA one-drop rule" tirade].

  • Kay

    @shawty: Sooo, ALL dark skinned Black women are envious of your light skin?! Girl, boom! I have friends who are so light, they could “pass,” and some that are dark like the model Alek Wek. They are all beautiful to me. Maybe you are meeting the wrong kind of Black women, or maybe they dislike you for reasons that have nothing to do with your skin color. So painting all dark skin women with one brush is the same as a bigot who claims that all Black people are the same. It sounds like to me YOU place a premium on your light skin. YOU are projecting this attitude onto total strangers.

    Now, I’m not knocking any bad experiences you may have had, but if I discounted every single person I’ve ever met based a few bad experiences, I’d be a hermit.

  • Kay

    To be honest, she’s not that bad looking. She’s not a super model, but then, she may be the kind of girl who loves him for him and that’s why they’re engaged. To be fair, he may have tried to find a Black woman with all the characteristics that he wanted and she was the one who showed up. *shrugs* It’s not any of my business who he is seeing, but I just hope he doesn’t use his celebrity to insult, demean or insinuate bad things about people of color. As long as he is playing the game and doing his own thing and leaving the dodgy commentary alone, I couldn’t care less.

  • lol

    shawty is a troll.

  • http://gravatar.com/honeybfly1980 Isis

    Exactly!!! I agree with the reporter. How can one NOT want to be defined by what one is?? RG3 is a coon of highest proportions. Totally agree with Rob Parker just wish he had kept his comments to himself

  • http://gravatar.com/honeybfly1980 Isis

    Exactly!!!!

  • http://gravatar.com/deebsooreal deebsooreal

    The last part of your comment says it all…you have your suspicions…

  • Chrissy

    @ Isis. Absolutely. I agree with Rob Parker. I just wish he did not say it in a public forum, on camera.

    B, you said exactly what I feel about RG3′s comments. Some Black people in America (AAs) are some of the most self hating black people on the planet (IMO).

  • PAT

    L.M.A.O!

    I dont know who this person is nor do I care….I guess hes post racial….I just find the last paragraph hilarious because on that article with Eve and her white man, Clutch had that little snarky bitchy comment about wishing Eve all the best and happiness*even if its with a WHITE man***…but no such snark for this person and his choices….HI-LARIOUS!!especially on a site for todays young Black woman or something……………………………..

  • http://www.facebook.com/johms.gool Johms Gool

    Let’s face it. Blacks in general do think something is wrong with you if you’re a black Republican. Also, not going to clubs and strip clubs, most of their parties (which Jesus would not frequent), not drinking, smoking weed, etc., is abnormal among pro athletes, weird, actually. Simply put, RG3 is probably a Christian and is therefore is treated this way more for his devoutness than anything else.

  • LALA

    No, seriously, Anthony. Shawty, go watch a Bollywood movie instead.

  • http://www.facebook.com/johms.gool Johms Gool

    Ever heard of LOVE? Your viewpoint shows why so many marriages among celebrities end in divorce. Looks aren’t everything. She looks average, but I’d be willing to bet she’s a far better woman to spend the rest of his life with than 99% of the “fine women” by your standards, in DC.

  • http://gravatar.com/ravsmith78 Ravi

    What you talkin’ bout Willis? Did you actually read what I wrote or are you using the force to divine the information from the screen without looking? Where exactly did I say that looks were everything or that they were even important? And what is the basis for betting that she is better than 99% of the women in DC?

    I was referencing the fact that she was white, not the fact that she isn’t all that attractive. Her lack of physical beauty wasn’t the point.

  • ?

    Shawtie persona is nothing more than a troll. A black male troll who takes perverse pleasure in trolling black women blogs. WTF isn’t this thing banned?

  • Junipermo

    Ta-Nehisi Coates covered this simply and succinctly in the Atlantic…http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/12/espns-first-take-and-manufactured-dissent/266279/…Rob Parker’s comments were completely unfounded.

    And like I posted over on that site;
    I literally have no idea what it means to say that RGIII is distancing himself from African-Americans. I’m not being snarky; I am just literally clueless as to what the Rob Parkers of the world want the man to do. I am quite sure he knows he’s black, like I know I am.

    What does he need to do to not distance himself? Break up with his white fiancee? Wear a dashiki? Appoint himself the spokesperson for all things black? Not say that he wants to be known as a passing QB? What?”

    And to that I add what does it mean to say he is a cornball? What would he have to be or how would he have to behave to NOT be a cornball :-/

  • No

    I’m sorry but I am not buying that one bit but if it makes you feel better.

  • http://gravatar.com/ravsmith78 Ravi

    The truth definitely makes me feel better. There is no basis to say that most married black players have white wives.

  • ?

    You got a link for that?

  • Devontay

    What get over it are you all stupid or what. Who’s brother, your not my brother in less we share the same blood or brotherly Love . All my skin folks aren’t my kin folk. I remember whin RG3 was drafted every one came to me at work like isn’t he great. I was like know I’m a Giants fan, so they where like but he’s a brother and I waslike who’s brother your’s. I was like E. Manning my brother after bring 2 SUPER SUPER BOWLS to G town. All I’m saying is cents I can remember I was thought to live the dream of a King ,
    Martin Luther King . I judge ever one by their corrector nothing more not their money, sex, sexual orientation, status,ethnicisty, and or color. There is only one race Human! Get over it I know there’s people that hate or Love my skin color that’s their problem not mind. I Love me Devontay L Douglas !

  • Anthony

    Stereotype much, Gool?

  • Anthony

    Ravi, if someone has to ask what you meant after you post, it means you did not write clearly in the first post. You should have plainly said that you thought RGIII was lame for having a white fiancé since that was what you meant.

  • http://gravatar.com/honeybfly1980 Isis

    His children won’t be black

  • http://gravatar.com/ravsmith78 Ravi

    It’s not about looks. It’s about the fact that he’s in a city of black women with a white fiance. That is cause to suspect that he is corny. I might not be so quick to question him if he weren’t such a highly marketable prospect with women. Or maybe he wouldn’t be so suspect if he were living in Arizona, but DC, really? C’mon brother, you can’t go out like that. SMH

  • Lol

    I don’t think anyone’s cared enough to ever take a survey. Lol

  • http://gravatar.com/ravsmith78 Ravi

    She may be the kind of girl who loves him and she may be a pretty talented groupie. He may have tried to find a black woman with all the characteristics he wanted and he may have only been looking for white girls. It’s hard to tell from the outside. But if I had to put money on it, I’m thinking it would be pretty easy to find any number of strong black women candidates. If I had to guess, I would say that he just wasn’t interested in them. Regardless, he’s still under suspicion, and I’m with Parker that he’s likely not the type of brother I’m hanging out with. Not saying he’s a bad person; I’m sure he’s great — but probably not my type of people.

  • Barbara

    A slew of black people have this idea that if you are not a “certain type of black” then you are a cornball, sellout, or the latest hot word, coon. Ironic thing is some of these same people’s lives are nothing more than minstrel shows.

  • http://gravatar.com/ravsmith78 Ravi

    The article you linked only addresses one part of the cause for suspicion. There was also a part about possibly being Republican and having a white fiance. Does that mean he is necessarily a cornball? No. Is it cause for suspicion? Yes. I have stated from the first post that he is under suspicion and that I didn’t have enough info either way. Parker doesn’t say he is a cornball brother either. He is asking if that is the case. He explicitly states that he doesn’t have enough information, but he is digging deeper.

    As for what is a cornball? Different people have different definitions. I’ve heard uncool, no game, not down, lame, cheesy, etc. I think Parker is invoking more of a Tiger Woods image when he used the term.

    I’m versatile in my view of the term, but one of the biggest ways to be called corny in my view is if you view yourself as post-racial or have a preference for white women. For example, any guy that says things like “I don’t see color” or “I only deal with white women, because [insert the stereotype about black women].” Also, another part is taking anti-black positions — think Uncle Ruckus.

    The combination of those things gives you guys like Ward Connerly. He is the epitome of corny in my view; the poster child for black self-hatred.

  • Daddy Issues

    @ ?^ What about “Shawtie the Sweetie” screams “Black man” to you?

    Anyone with a brain knows this troll is a white dude. I guess you bitter black chicks that worship everything white can be excluded from the thinking pool.

  • Jointarms

    RGIII, hmmm? Perhaps, RGIII should take heed from the people who paved the way for him to be to be self-reliant and capable. Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King and Malcom X to name a few of those great black men. 

    RGIII’s white partner will never distance herself from her heritage. This begs one to ponder why weak black men like RGIII date or marry white women find value in trading their whole lot to the white supremacist agenda dead set-on white washing the Black identity for a few dollars and fame?

    There are too many white people in America who don’t wish black peolpe well. Now, why some black people help them achieve that white supremacist agenda in denying black identity is a cause for concern? 

    There are way too many white people who hate black men and black women. This is not a secret. Don’t believe me? Why are our sons shot for seemingly walking home eating skittles or playing music too loudly in FL? This is not because of a crime was committed by these young boys. It’s because they hate us. Then what do black men do? They marry white women or distance themselves from the black cause? No way you say. For what?

    Show me a successful black person and you will see white people seeking for that black man or black woman to distance themselves from the black identity. 

    There is always a motive. To the black apologist out there in perpetual denial or complictly aiding the supremacy cause, please see how white people treated people of color during this last Presidential elections? 

    We really must think about our place in this world as black people.

  • http://gravatar.com/ravsmith78 Ravi

    Anthony,

    first you say I didn’t leave any commentary in the first post, now you say I didn’t write clearly in the first post. Which one is it?

    I posted a picture of his white fiance, made a statement about all the beautiful black women in DC, and then made a comment about being suspicious that was pretty similar to what you said in a subsequent post. It’s not my fault if you read to much into a very brief post. And if you take it upon yourself to search for deeper meaning, then the onus is on you to ask before coming to conclusions, not me to help you out with your inferences concerning a post that I deliberately left vague.

    If you couldn’t read between the lines, that’s a personal problem. It should have been fairly clear from the little I did write that I wasn’t saying he was lame (I said there was CAUSE FOR SUSPICION). And I certainly never alluded to that cause being because his girlfriend was homely.

    #laughnowfigureitoutwhenyougethome

  • http://valsotherblog.wordpress.com Val

    @No

    “Among Black professional athletes, Lamar Odom, Tiger Woods, and Kobe Bryant are in the minority. Seventy-two percent marry a Black woman.” Essence Magazine

    Here’s the link; http://www.essence.com/2011/08/15/real-talk-are-you-giving-up-on-black-love/

  • http://valsotherblog.wordpress.com Val

    @LALA

    Are you serious? I’ve read a lot of stuff about Zuckerberg and his wife that had nothing to do with their children not being considered Jewish. I’m talking just out and out racist things coming from Jews.

    It’s amazing how many people try to make certain pathologies ‘a Black thing’ while they pretend that everyone else is just so rational.

    Here is a link that talks about the racist Jewish reaction to thier marriage;

    http://www.interfaithfamily.com/blog/iff/general/mark-zuckerberg-is-not-in-love-with-a-stereotype/

  • OT

    You’re name is really Devontay though?

    Yikes, mothers we have to do better.

  • Anthony

    I don’t think you communicated clearly in that post. You clearly disagree with my assessment. It happens when people write, OK?

  • librarylady

    Love it! But why does complexion make a difference…as someone who would be considered a “redbone” by many, I think of myself as a sista…I truly hate being defined by my complexion.

  • http://gravatar.com/ravsmith78 Ravi

    Your lack of understanding doesn’t equate to my lack of clarity. Some people misunderstand things that they read regardless of how clear it is written. Sometimes you just have to read more carefully. OK?

  • Anthony

    Ravi, I see you take criticism as a personal insult, and you feel a néed to question my intelligence because I said I did not think what you wrote was clear.

    I just want to make it clear that I only said that I thought a post you wrote was not clear, and that I have said nothing about you as a person, nor have I questioned your intelligence.

    I have nothing to say to you about this matter.

  • Sic’em

    I currently attend Baylor and RG3 met and dated his fiance at Baylor. Few, if any, of the black football players dated the black women on campus.(I don’t think they were wanted anyway because the guys were a bit hood and the girls usually came from middle class families) Generally, they would go for a certain type of white woman, and this woman would date several of the guys before one of them actually made them a real girlfriend (or girlfriend #1). I am an acquaintance with some of these girls and the things they have to put up with….smh. Anyway, he didn’t do anything different from the other football players and he wouldn’t have met anyone in DC since he was already engaged to this girl. =). And I agree with you that he may be a bit corny.

  • Jointarms

    Gool? Or

    ghoul[ gool ]
    noun
    1. an evil demon, originally of Oriental legend, supposed to feed on human beings, and especially to rob graves, prey on corpses, etc.
    2. a grave robber.
    3. a person who revels in what is revolting.

    What does expressing devotion or piety have to do with likes of you vampire? Evil spirit get lost.

    Your religion only seeks to keep black people in the dark. Your religion is blasphemy.

  • http://gravatar.com/ravsmith78 Ravi

    I knew guys like that undergrad. I was an athlete at a certain Big Ten school and there were a few brothers that were always being run up on by the the certain type of white women I think you are talking about. A few of them would wife groupies, but continue to dog them out with other groupies. There weren’t too many that were wifing white girls at my school, though. Most of them were with black girls, if they were in a relationship.

    If he was the type that was primarily looking for white girls as an undergrad, then I would definitely think he is a bit corny.

  • Me27

    This is a joke, right?

  • MISS_EMCEE

    Rob Parker nigga please. You was in the NFL you smashed a whole slew of white women lol. Niggas kill me. RG3 is like majority of black entertainers and black athletes keep ya black ass mouth shut about black issues and global issues in general. Therefore, why isn’t he calling the rest of them sellouts? I have yet to see a Ali and Jim Brown since Ali and Jim Brown lol. I’m pretty sure Rob Parker wouldn’t bring up on random why Ben Roethlisberger was able to rape a woman but, Vick got raped for killing dogs. Why the NBA ref scandal was so swept under the rug, but when a player does anything trivial its criminal? He needs to get his priorities straight greasy looking ass dude. I swear people bitch about trivial shit too damn much.

  • Anthony

    Rob Parker released an apology to RGIII yesterday, and said he hopes to talk to the quarterback face to face.

  • Anon

    You can’t use blackness as a rule of measure if the one-drop-rule has been instrumental in defining blackness. By design, the definition of blackness has been left open…very open…too damn open, which is, likely, irreversible.

  • Sagehen

    I am sad that they suspended him over this comment, when it is program whose tagline is “embrace the debate”, and he is entitled to his opinion and to express it. Also, sad that he was suspended when Stephen A. Smith continues to ply his buffoonery on a daily basis. I was behind his right to say his piece, but very chagrined when he came out with the apology. It’s his opinion and he should have stood up for it.

  • Anorexicbob

    Why do black women need to be “handled” ? What are they, Dogs ? Prison Convicts ?

    If an adult human requires handling, that because usually isn’t good relationship material. An adult human that needs to be handled lacks maturity, common sense, intelligence, or some combination of the three.

  • Anorexicbob

    Those hundreds of thousands of DC women are irrelevant, his fiance was his college sweetheart, she was in the picture long before he stepped foot in DC. She was there before the money and before the education. They’ve been engaged since late 2010.

  • Anorexicbob

    Mike Vick was convicted of a crime, Ben Rothisberger wasn’t, Ben wasn’t even charged. Legally Vick ran a dog fighting ring. Legally Rothisberger didn’t rape anyone.

    You’re comparing Apples and Oranges here.

  • MISS_EMCEE

    You’re going to have apples in oranges in ya ass if you don’t shut the fuck up. The case with Ben ended in a settlement so get ya facts right you pale hoe. Like I said Ben rape case was barely mentioned but, dogs being killed was on the news 247 365 and still going.

  • http://gravatar.com/ravsmith78 Ravi

    before DC, but not before the money and education. His education and millions of dollars were a foregone conclusion long before he graduated from school. Women that scout out football players know exactly what their earning potential is post graduation.

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