Can’t he just be a football player? Why must he be defined by the color of his skin? It’s this mindset that is keeping the black community down, and Dems wouldn’t have it any other way.

Via The Grio:

It hasn’t been a great 24 hours for Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.

The rookie captain wasn’t able to finish Sunday’splayoff loss to the Seahawks after his knee buckled midway through the fourth quarter.

The Redskins were eliminated, 24-14 and questions of whether or not head coach Mike Shanahan should have pulled Griffin dominated sports pages and media Monday.

And then Rob Parker re-emerge

Sunday morning, hours before the Redskins playoff game, the suspended ESPN host talked exclusively with WDIV-TV’s Devin Scillian on the station’s weekly community affairs program ‘Flashpoint.’

Parker said his ‘cornball brother’ comments were taken out of context and admits he was “shocked” it received national attention:

“It was never to condemn the young man,” Parker told Scillian. “RGIII is a great young man with a bright future. It was more about concerns not condemning.”

Parker continued:

“It was just a conversation that’s had in the black community when athletes, or famous entertainers or whatever, push away from their people. And that’s really what it’s about. You saw it with O.J. Simpson, and some other people, where they say, ‘Well I’m not black, I’m O.J.’ So it’s more about that, not about RGIII and what’s going on. It’s more about this thing that we’ve battled for years and why people have pushed away from their people. It’s more about that.”

Update: About time. Note: This is the same host who said RGIII was a “cornball brother” for having a white fiancé.

Via ESPN:

ESPN will not renew its contract with commentator Rob Parker, who was suspended last month following remarks he made on “First Take” in which he questioned Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III’s “blackness.”

“Rob Parker’s contract expired at year’s end. Evaluating our needs and his work, including his recent RG III comments, we decided not to renew his deal,” an ESPN spokesperson said in a statement Tuesday.

During a Dec. 13 episode of “First Take” on ESPN2, Parker was discussing Griffin’s answer to a question about Griffin’s role as an African-American quarterback. In questioning Griffin’s “blackness,” Parker cited that Griffin has a white fiancée and is rumored to be Republican.