"For me, you don't ever want to be defined by the color of your skin,'' Griffin said at the end of Wednesday's post-practice news conference in reference to a question about Martin Luther King, Jr. "You want to be defined by your work ethic, the person that you are, your character, your personality. That's what I've tried to go out and do.
"I am an African-American in America. That will never change. But I don't have to be defined by that.''Aapparently, ESPN's Rob Parker doesn't like the sort of honesty and forthright talk that Mr. Griffin delivers. NRO quotes Parker as saying
" ...'my question, which is just a straight honest question, is [Griffin] a brother, or is he a cornball brother?'"That was Sunday. Today, CBS DC reports:
"(Those comments) led to the commentator’s suspension. Shortly after Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch broke the news of Parker’s suspension via Twitter, ESPN made a statement on the issue.
“Following yesterday’s comments, Rob Parker has been suspended until further notice,” ESPN spokesman Mike Soltys tweeted. “We are conducting a full review.”Good man 1, urban plantation 0.