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ESPN Analyst Apologizes After He's Called Out For Using A Racist Slur Live On Air

Analyst and former quarterback Robert Griffin III accidentally used the slur on 'Monday Night Countdown.'

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Robert Griffin III is being called out yet again for his on-air commentary .

Just a couple of months ago, the Heisman trophy winner compared the defenses of the Detroit Lions and Seattle Seahawks to an incident in which wide receiver Antonio Brown exposed himself at a hotel pool, saying, "AB showed more D than the Lions and Seahawks did today."

Yikes.

Then, earlier this week, the former NFL quarterback turned ESPN analyst found himself in hot water yet again when he used a racial slur on Monday Night Countdown.

Griffin was defending Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts when he said:

"People said that Jalen Hurts couldn't get it done, he could not break from the pocket, he's not the quarterback of the future."

Then he said:

"I think he proved all those [racial slur] wrong."

You can see the segment below posted by a shocked viewer.

Upon realizing his mistake, RGIII took to Twitter to apologize and clarify:

"Yooooo, Definitely need to clarify this."
"THIS IS NOT WHAT I MEANT TO SAY."
"Was trying to say 'those Bug-A-Boos' in reference to haters and doubters."
"Regardless of my intention, I understand the historical context of the term that came out of my mouth and I apologize."

Griffin's Monday night blunder and apology had people speaking out on Twitter.

Some accepted and respected his apology.






But others weren't buying it.




ESPN also responded...sort of.

They told Huffpost:

"We aren't commenting beyond this tweet."