Rob Parker Lowers The Bar On First Take: Is Robert Griffin III "A Brother Or A Cornball Brother?" [UPDATE]

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Yes, amazingly, today's cringe-inducing, bang-your-ahead-against-the-wall moment from First Take does not come from Skip Bayless. It comes from Rob Parker, who is First Take's new Saturday host! He's taking to the role perfectly.

The topic: Is Robert Griffin III a "brother or a cornball brother?"

Wha-? Why? Huh?

I want to find about him. I don't know because I keep hearing these things. We all know he has a white fiance. Then there was all this talk about him being a Republican, which there's no information at all. I'm just trying to dig deeper into why he has an issue.


There's no real information, but let's raise the issue anyway! Race-baiting! Staged disagreement! Embrace it. Even Stephen A. Smith couldn't quite handle this one.

Update (2:58 p.m.): Dan Steinberg has the transcript. Check it out.

Update (7:17 p.m.): ESPN spokesman Mike Soltys weighs in with the company's take: "The comments were inappropriate and we are evaluating our next steps."