ESPN NFL Analyst Robert Griffin III has come under fire after using a racial slur during a discussion about Philadelphia Eagles Jalen Hurts on “Monday Night Football.”
Griffin, a former Heisman trophy winner who played quarterback for seven seasons with the Washington Commanders and Baltimore Ravens, was attempting to send a message to Hurts’ critics, who has lead the Eagles to a 12-1 record.
“People said that Jalen Hurts couldn’t get it done, could not break from the pocket, that he’s not the quarterback of the future,” Griffin said. “I think he proved all those jigaboos wrong.”
The slur is defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “used as an insulting and contemptuous term for a Black person.”
After the clip went viral on social media, RGIII took to his Twitter account to apologize and clarify his comments: