NFL Analyst Robert Griffin III Drops Racial Slur On Live TV & Fans Want Him Fired

Suyash Deep Sinha
|Published 13/12/2022

Right now, Robert Griffin III is trending for all the wrong reasons. RGIII used a derogatory term toward black people while discussing how Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts is proving the doubters wrong while providing analysis on ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown.

People claimed Jalen Hurts couldn’t accomplish it. He was unable to escape the pocket. He isn’t the quarterback of tomorrow. I believe he disproved every jiggaboo,” he said.

Issuing a clarification on this, he stated “Hey, I think this needs to be clarified. I DID NOT MEANT TO SAY THIS. Was attempting to refer to detractors and skeptics as those Bug-A-Boos. Regardless of what I meant to say, I am sorry and I am aware of the term’s historical significance.”

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Robert Griffin’s Racist Slur Creates Social Media Storm

Griffin has landed in trouble as a result of this racist slur as people are now upset about it on social media. Twitter was ablaze with discussion about this former Redskins player. Griffin has been involved in a number of controversies in the past, but this particular one is going crazy viral online.

It has been observed that athletes, performers, and artists from all over the world are united in their opposition to racism and the injustices that black people experience.

Griffin has received advice to be a little more sensitive to this issue, and as a black man himself, he ought to have been more careful with his word choice.

For eight seasons, Robert Griffin was a player in the National Football League and was chosen by the Washington Redskins in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Griffin agreed to a multi-year deal with ESPN in August 2021 to serve as an analyst for NFL Live and ESPN College Football.

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Suyash Deep Sinha

Suyash Deep Sinha

Suyash Deep Sinha is an NFL writer and sports enthusiast who is always watching and thinking about sports, particularly NFL and cricket. He began watching NFL in high school and became interested after learning that several WWE superstars are somehow connected to NFL. He is also a theatre actor, writer, and movie buff who enjoys trekking and dancing and is a proactive person. He enjoys horseback riding and cooking in his spare time. Reading is also one of his favorite pastimes.

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