posted by Marcia Keegan on December 20, 2012 1:28 PM
Marcia Keegan is a Vice President of Production for ESPN, who oversees First Take:
“ESPN has decided to suspend Rob Parker for 30 days for his comments made on last Thursday’s episode of First Take. Our review of the preparation for the show and the re-air has established that mistakes both in judgment and communication were made. As a direct result, clearly inappropriate content was aired and then re-aired without editing. Both were errors on our part.
“To address this, we have enhanced the editorial oversight of the show and have taken appropriate disciplinary measures with the personnel responsible for these failures. We will continue to discuss important issues in sports on First Take, including race. Debate is an integral part of sports and we will continue to engage in it on First Take. However, we believe what we have learned here and the steps we have taken will help us do all that better.”
posted by Joe Faraoni on October 26, 2012 1:41 PM
Commentators (L-R) Cindy Brunson, Skip Bayless and Rob Parker with NBA player Austin Rivers on the set of First Take. (Joe Faraoni/ESPN Images)
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Rob Parker is a frequent contributor to ESPNNewYork.com and ESPN First Take. While he is a New York native, Parker is a longtime resident of Detroit and former Motor City newspaper columnist.
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