ESPN fires Colin Cowherd following racial baseball rant

According to ESPN’s VP of Corporate Communications, Mike Soltys, ESPN put an early hammer on Cowherd’s departure from the network after poking at a nationality, and therefore, spurring controversy.

Colin Cowherd is known for his boldness and alacrity towards sports broadcasting, but ESPN resorted to shutting down his appearances, as Cowherd prepares for a transition to Fox Sports.

NBC Sports provided a further passage into Cowherd’s dialogue about Dominicans and baseball:

“The Dominican Republic has not been known in my lifetime as having world class academic abilities. A lot of those kids come from rough backgrounds and have not had opportunities academically that other kids from other countries have. Baseball is like any sport. It’s mostly instincts. A sportswriter who covers baseball could go up to Tony La Russa and make an argument and Tony would listen and it would seem reasonable. There’s not a single NFL writer in the country who could diagram a play for Bill Belichick. You know, we get caught up in this whole ‘thinking-man’s game.’ Is it in the same family? Most people could do it. It’s not being a concert pianist. It’s in the same family.”

In regards to his usual bickering, Cowherd stepped out of his comfort zone and made an unorthodox apology concerning his stance:

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