Tom Brady’s son is just a teenager and already has a job as a Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ ball boy. Rob Parker thinks that is what’s wrong with the National Football League.
Parker, who was fired by ESPN in 2013 after calling Robert Griffin III a cornball brother, wrote an entire article blasting Tom Brady’s son for benefiting from nepotism.
Here’s what he had to say:
“Nepotism runs wild.
It’s the main reason so many Black people can’t get jobs when their playing careers are over in the league.
It’s both sad and wrong.
Too often, white owners, coaches and front office people hire and promote family members. Despite making up nearly 75 percent of the league on the field, Black players are usually shut out from sneaking in through the coaching backdoor.
There have been a ton of father-son acts in the NFL. White dads hire their sons as coaches and put them in position to eventually get a head coaching job down the line.
Can you imagine a Black person who didn’t even play football in college, but say golf of all sports, getting an NFL head coaching gig?”
Parker then went to provide several incidents of nepotism and how Black people don’t have the option of benifiting with getting in the NFL so easily.
“Funny, there isn’t one Black coach and his son on that list. It speaks volumes.
In reality, there are plenty of current players who would love that opportunity for their sons, too. But it won’t happen for them. They don’t know the right people or socialize in the same places.
For sure, there are some Black or brown kids in Tampa Bay whose dads aren’t NFL quarterbacks who have made millions of dollars in the league that would relish such an opportunity. But that kid has no shot.
In the NFL, it’s all about blood relatives. When Brady’s kid becomes a coach, remember this moment.”