Posted on December 14, 2022

Robert Griffin III Apologizes After Using Racial Pejorative on ESPN During ‘Monday Night Countdown’

Chris Cwik, Yahoo, December 13, 2022

ESPN football analyst Robert Griffin III apologized late Monday night after using a racial pejorative during “Monday Night Countdown.” Griffin said he meant to use a different word.

The incident occurred as the “Monday Night Countdown” crew discussed Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts‘ success this season. Griffin tried to explain how Hurts overcame criticism this season when Griffin used the term. The word Griffin used is considered insulting and derogatory toward Black people.

Hours later, Griffin hopped on Twitter and explained he meant to use the term “bugaboo.” He apologized for using the racial pejorative, saying he understood “the historical context of the term.”