In the playoff game against the Seattle Seahwaks, Robert Griffin III hurt his knee. Despite that, he kept on playing in the game. Many sports analysts and fans felt he should have been taken out of the game. It was obvious he was in pain and was no longer playing with the same mobility. Well it turns out, he had a very nasty injury. It was so bad, he had to have reconstructive surgery on his right knee.
RGIII put his new career at risk. Although I applaud his bravery, he really should have sat it out. Making the playoffs your rookie year is a great feat. But risking your long term career, is not good. I wish him full recovery.
On a positive note, ESPN has fired Rob Parker by not renewing his contract.
Rob Parker, the commentator who created controversy when he questioned whether Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is a “cornball brother” because he has a white fiancee, has been fired by ESPN.
“Rob Parker’s contract expired at year end. Evaluating our needs and his work, including his recent RGIII comments, we decided not to renew,” an ESPN spokesman said in a written statement.
ESPN can spin this as simply a decision not to renew his contract, rather than a firing, but the reality is that ESPN specifically stated on December 20 that Parker had been suspended for 30 days, and as of December 20, ESPN was expecting Parker back at the end of his 30-day suspension. (He made the comments on December 13, so a 30-day suspension from that date would have ended on January 12.)
Rob Parker will probably get a gig at MSNBC or NBC sports.
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