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