RGIII has been thrilling, dazzling and entertaining the Football world. He has charisma, charm, intelligence and composure to match his athletic skills.
He is very articulate and graduated from Baylor University in three years. Thus far as a rookie he stays out of trouble and by all reports he is very humble and respectful to youth, peers, fans and his elders.
So, of course, to the not black enough police, RGIII has been put on notice. Yes, some fool ESPN on air mouth-piece (Rob Parker) wants to know: "...is RGIII a cornball brother or ...down for the cause..."
In his own
"I've talked to some people in Washington, D.C. Some people in [Griffin's] press conferences. Some people I've known for a long time. My question, which is just a straight, honest question, is ... is he a 'brother,' or is he a cornball 'brother?' He's not really ... he's black, but he's not really down with the cause. He's not one of us. He's kind of black, but he's not really like the guy you'd want to hang out with. I just want to find out about him. I don't know, because I keep hearing these things. He has a white fiancé, people talking about that he's a Republican ... there's no information at all. I'm just trying to dig deeper into why he has an issue. Tiger Woods was like, 'I have black skin, but don't call me black.' People wondered about Tiger Woods early on -- about him." source
Negro please: In the aftermath of the last two weeks of NFL back-to-back tragedies involving football players --- Kansas City Chief player kills girl-friend and commits suicide and allegedly drunk Dallas Cowboy crashes speeding vehicle killing fellow teammate -- players like RGIII are breathes of fresh air.
I am sick of this thugged out, keeping it real and pants sagging image exalted as real blackness and the more intelligent, thoughtful, educated and upbeat brothers being called fake. This upside down ish does not even make a lil bit of sense.
|Vince Young keeping it real|
Even my man, Philly QB Mike Vick (and I do think he deserved redemption) after going to jail and losing his money never had his blackness questioned.
So, who was the other QB -- with Hall of Fame stats -- who had his blackness questioned? D Nabb or Donovan McNabb was issued a summons by the not black enough police. His crime: he graduated from college, stayed out of trouble, represented himself professionally on the field and off the field.
Mr Parker, you should be embarrassed for your ignorant comments and you need to have your ESPN microphone privileges revoked -- ASAP!
ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz said: "Following yesterday's comments, Rob Parker has been suspended until further notice. We are conducting a full review." Parker, appearing on ESPN's "First Take" on Thursday, was asked about Griffin's role as a black quarterback. Parker questioned Griffin's "blackness." "Is he a brother or a cornball brother?" said Parker, who is black. source