RG III thought there was ‘some wrong’ in Rob Parker losing his job

Maggie Hendricks
August 13, 2013

Robert Griffin III hasn't talked much about Rob Parker, the analyst who was suspended by ESPN after he made controversial comments about the Washington Redskins quarterback. Griffin told GQ in an interview that while he wasn't happy about what Parker said, he shouldn't have lost his job over it.

Griffin's friend, rapper Quistar, mentioned Parker's words in a rap mixtape about Griffin. In the interview, Griffin played the song before talking about the Parker incident:

"I haven't blown the song up, because I don't think it's right to make fun of Rob Parker for losing his job," he says. "There's some wrong in what he said, but there's some wrong in him losing his job as well. And I don't want people to think that I, you know, that I'm trying to stick it to Rob Parker, or that I'm happy he lost his job. But I was very unhappy with the things he said. I mean, why did he say that?"

In December, Parker called Griffin a "cornball brother" in a discussion on ESPN's "First Take." He also said Griffin was "kind of black, but not really down with the cause." Parker's contract wasn't renewed by ESPN after the suspension.