Before Monday Night Football kicked off, Robert Griffin III used a racist slur in his defense of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts on “Monday Night Countdown.”
The former Heisman Trophy winner had a message for critics of Hurts, who has led the Eagles to the league’s best record.
“People said that Jalen Hurts couldn’t get it done, he could not break from the pocket, he’s not the quarterback of the future,” Griffin said. “I think he proved all those jigaboos wrong.”
The derogatory term for Black people has been around for a very long and it was shocking hearing it come from a Black man.
However, like many assumed at the time, Griffin later tweeted that he meant to say “those Bug-A-Boos.”
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“Yooooo, Definitely need to clarify this,” he said. “THIS IS NOT WHAT I MEANT TO SAY. Was trying to say ‘those Bug-A-Boos’ in reference to haters and doubters. Regardless of my intention, I understand the historical context of the term that came out of my mouth and I apologize.”
Griffin has been in hot water before for his commentary. Most notably when he compared an allegation of indecent exposure against former receiver Antonio Brown to the defenses of Detroit and Seattle.
“AB showed more D than the Lions and Seahawks did today,” he wrote at the time.
Despite these two instances, he is still one of the more entertaining announcers on live TV.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.