Latest Sports Scores

Scoreboard

  • ALL
  • NBA
  • NFL
  • NHL
  • NFL
  • Final
    SEA20
    ATL36
  • Final
    HOU16
    NE34
  • Final
    GB34
    DAL31
  • Final
    PIT18
    KC16
  • NBA
  • Final
    POR85
    CHA107
  • Final
    TOR89
    PHI94
  • Final
    MEM101
    WAS104
  • Final
    NY117
    BOS106
  • Live
    MIL79
    HOU92
  • Live
    ATL72
    DET97
  • Live
    ORL86
    NO112
  • 1/18 10:30 PM EST
    OKC0
    GS0
  • 1/18 10:30 PM EST
    IND0
    SAC0
  • NHL
  • Live
    PIT4
    MTL1
  • Live
    ARI3
    WPG6
  • Live
    BOS5
    DET4
  • Live
    FLA0
    EDM1
  • 1/18 10:30 PM EST
    SJ0
    LA0

Colin Cowherd will no longer appear on ESPN

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon
ESPN Benches Colin Cowherd After Comments About Dominicans


ESPN and radio personality Colin Cowherd were headed for a divorce, with the midday host set ot leave for FOX Sports after next Friday's show. However, the divorce hearing was moved up to this Friday. ESPN has announced that Cowherd will no longer be heard on company airwaves after he made an offensive comment about the intelligence level of Dominican baseball players.


The comments enraged the MLB Players Association and particularly Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista, who demanded an apology.

It's interesting that ESPN had no problem coming down very hard on Cowherd for his comments – although that is justified – while it seemingly slaps Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless on the wrist every time one of those two buffoons makes some outrageous and/or offensive comment. For his part, Cowherd has apologized via Twitter for his comments:


Yet, this is not the first thing Cowherd has said with racial insensitivity in recent days. This is an excerpt that Deadspin put together that Cowherd said this week.

By the way, it's not like Bill Simmons, he's slightly altering his format. He's not becoming a brain surgeon. He's not, the difference between writing, producing, TV, radio, I mean, I've proven it by writing a book, and I'm not a writer. Okay, so, you're just altering things a little. It's still communication.

I mean, the Marlins put a general manager in their dugout. People freaked out. You know, like, "Whoa!" It's baseball. You don't think a general manager can manage? Like it's impossible? The game is too complex? Like, I've never bought into that. "Baseball's too complex." Really? A third of the sport is from the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic is not been known, in my lifetime, as having, you know, world-class academic abilities. I mean, a lot of those kids come from rough backgrounds, and have not had opportunities academically that other kids from other countries have. Baseball's like any sport. It's mostly instincts.


The main question now is whether FOX Sports moves forward with the hire. If not, Cowherd went from being one of the most heard radio personalities to an absolute nobody almost overnight.

More from FanSided:
Key and Peele to end after current season; Show wasn't canceled by Comedy Central
Ed Sheeran pooped his pants in the middle of a concert (Video)
N.W.A might finally reunite, featuring Eminem and Kendrick Lamar
How real was the Amy Schumer-John Cena sex scene in 'Trainwreck'?
Read Full Story

From Our Partners