Sports News Without Access, Favor, Or Discretion

With all the debate surrounding whether rape jokes are appropriate, we're kind of amazed this made it to air. Here's a segment from last night's WWE Raw in which Abraham Washington—manager to Titus O'Neil—lauds the strength of his wrestler by claiming "He's like Kobe Bryant in a hotel in Colorado. He's unstoppable!"

The Raw announcers immediately apologized following the next commercial break, which is kind of weird from a kayfabe standpoint, and WWE claims they are taking "appropriate action." So wrestling isn't scripted? We're mostly confused why they think a Kobe rape joke plays in an arena full of people who were infants when the assault charges were brought. [USA]

h/t to Kotaku's Stephen Totilo

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