cornball brother

File photo of Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III exiting FedEx Field after the Redskins lost to Seattle in yesterday's Wild-Card playoff game, 24-14. (credit: Getty Images)

ESPN’s Parker: RGIII Comments Came From Idea That Black Athletes ‘Push Away From Their People’

Shortly before Robert Griffin III led the Washington Redskins to the team’s first home playoff game in 13 years, an ESPN commentator who questioned the quarterback’s standing as a black man made his first on-air comments since his suspension.

01/07/2013

Quarterback Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins walks onto the field against the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium. (Credit: Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

‘Cornball’ ESPN Analyst Says He ‘Blew it’ With RGIII Comments, Apologizes

A name now infamous in DC sports, Rob Jackson – the ESPN host synonymous with the phrase ‘cornball brother’ for which he labeled Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III – has spoken, in apology Wednesday for his degrading comments about RGIII nearly one week after making them.

12/19/2012

File photo of Robert Griffin III during last weekend's game against Baltimore. (credit: Getty Images)

ESPN’s Parker Suspended For ‘Cornball Brother’ Comments Toward RGIII

An ESPN commentator who questioned whether Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was a “cornball brother” has been suspended.

12/14/2012

File photo of Rebecca Liddicoat, left, and Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III sitting courtside at a Wizards game. (credit: Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

ESPN’s Parker: RGIII A ‘Cornball Brother’ Due To White Fiancee, Possible Republican Leanings

Robert Griffin III might be the NFL’s offensive rookie of the year in a season that has his Redskins competing for the NFC East. But even with all his accomplishments on the field, one ESPN commentator thinks the former Heisman Trophy winner could be a “cornball brother” because of his white fiancée and speculation of the quarterback’s political leanings.

12/13/2012

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