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Colin Cowherd will no longer appear on ESPN

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.

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