Ugly Racism at ESPN: One Host Calls Another an “Uncle Tom” and a “House N—–“

Posted by on Aug 06, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Considering both the participants here are black watching the gut-wrenching national conversation over race should be fun. Over to you, Barack Obama!

ESPN host and former Jets star Hugh Douglas shouted racial slurs and threatened to flatten a colleague during an ugly confrontation in Florida over the weekend.

A drunken Douglas called his “Numbers Never Lie” co-host Michael Smith an “Uncle Tom” and a “House N—–” at the House of Blues in Orlando Friday night, where they had been attending an event hosted by the National Association of Black Journalists, according to The Big Lead sports Web site.

“We are looking at the this incident internally,” an ESPN rep said today, declining any further comment.

The 6-foot-2, 280-pound Douglas — honored as AP’s 1995 Defensive Player of the Year — reportedly grabbed Smith’s arm and the two colleagues had to be separated by security and others in attendance.

Douglas, drafted in the first round by Gang Green, was pulled aside by another ESPN staffer and quickly left the party.

He’ll soon be “former ESPN analyst Hugh Douglas.”

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12 Responses to “Ugly Racism at ESPN: One Host Calls Another an “Uncle Tom” and a “House N—–“”

  1. jukin on 6/06/13 at 6:02 pm

    Welcome to a post racial America brought to you by Obama and the evil democrat party.

  2. Blue Hen on 7/07/13 at 10:40 am

    Shoulda’ called him a “creepy-a** cracka”. That’s downright upright nowadays.

  3. rplat on 7/07/13 at 10:45 am

    Judging from the racial encounters and comments over the past 3 or 4 months, this country appears to be on the verge of a race war.

  4. Shirley on 7/07/13 at 10:58 am

    “Hugh Douglas shouted racial slurs and threatened to flatten a colleague during an ugly confrontation in Florida over the weekend.”

    Well, in his defense, he’s not really equipped to engage Michael Smith in any other manner.

  5. Scoamfy McFuknuts on 7/07/13 at 11:04 am

    Michael Smith seems like a decent, articulate guy, at least from what I’ve seen of him (mostly Around the Horn on ESPN). And I’ve yet to see him race bait. I guess that’s enough to qualify him as an uncle tom.

  6. Depsiser on 7/07/13 at 11:11 am

    Yeah, the race wars are coming soon to America. Black people are the most racist people on Earth..

  7. Patrick on 7/07/13 at 12:18 pm

    Depsiser – I disagree. I’d say it’s probably the Japanese. Or any number of the Asians. Even the Mexicans might be more racist than blacks (and by that I mean, of course, American blacks. African blacks really aren’t the same).

  8. Tuerqas on 7/07/13 at 12:53 pm

    You are right Patrick, Japanese and Koreans win hands down in what is considered modern racism. African blacks kill each other with no law save dictator power in many of their countries. It is not the same, but that is only because their flaws are so much worse than the first world vanilla flavor of racism that it would go unnoticed. Many african black ideas of racism end in a bullet to the victim’s brain. At that point, most people bemoan it as murder and don’t bother with the root cause being racial hatred. Don’t forget that much of the tensions in Africa are indeed tribally based and have been since centuries before blacks sold blacks in to slavery to whites. One might say that african blacks really know what racism is and would laugh at what we call racism.

  9. Buffalobob on 7/07/13 at 1:44 pm

    I would like to comment on this race relations train wreak obama has brought us but I’m a white cracker so I’ll have to defer to experts like big Al S.

  10. Smokey Behr on 7/07/13 at 4:35 pm

    “Uncle Tom” and “House Nigger” (I’m not afraid to use the word, and eff you if you’re too pussy to use it yourself) are what racist blacks call other blacks who aren’t racist and treat everyone civilly. Anyone called a “House Nigger” should be proud of that moniker, as that means he has achieved a level of culture and sophistication that allows him to be the upper echelons of society.