ESPN radio host Colin Cowherd won’t be returning back to ESPN after the offensive comments he said about Dominicans. The network said Friday that Cowherd’s comments “do not reflect the values of ESPN or our employees’ and that the departing host” and “will no longer appear on ESPN.” Cowherd was already planning to leave ESPN, as he announced earlier this month that he’s going to work for FOX Sports.
The topic on Cowherd’s national radio show, “The Herd,” was whether a general manger in baseball has the ability to step down from an executive position to take over managerial duties, after Miami Marlin’s general manager Dan Jennings, did exactly that.That’s when things took a turn for the worst. Cowherd said on air Thursday he didn’t believe baseball was complex and then singled out baseball players from the Dominican Republic. He continued, saying that a third of the players in the sport were from the Dominican Republic, which had ‘not been known, in my lifetime, as having, you know, world-class academic abilities.’
Major League Baseball said in a statement on Friday that it “condemns the remarks made by Colin Cowherd, which were inappropriate, offensive and completely inconsistent with the values of our game.” Cowherd issued an apology through Twitter on Friday, saying “I did not intend to offend anyone with my comments. I realize my choice of words was poor and not reflective of who I am. I am sorry.” At this point it seems Cowherd may not even get to keep his new deal with FOX Sports.