ESPN Fires Host Hugh Douglas After He Allegedly Called His Co-Host An ‘Uncle Tom’

August 14, 2013  |  

ESPN recently announced that they have parted ways with former NFL star and Numbers Never Lie host, Hugh Douglas, TMZ reports. The news of Hugh’s termination came shortly after word began circulating that he and his co-host, Micheal Smith, got into a heated argument during the National Associaition of Black Journalists Convention, which took place in Florida last week.

According to reports, Hugh hurled a tirade of insults towards Michael, including calling him an “Uncle Tom” and threatening him. Hugh has yet to speak publicly about the verbal altercation, but he did confirm his departure from the show.

According to USA Today, Hugh’s has been with ESPN since 2011. Details surrounding the incident remain scarce and it has yet to be confirmed whether or not the termination is directly linked to the incident, but we’re pretty sure more information about the situation will be revealed in the coming days.

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  • HonestBrotha1911

    He deserved to lose his job. If you’re going to be in a position where you’re GOING to have arguments are disagreements you have to be able to do so without that kind of nonsense. There are others brothers who can do the job. Opportunities like that don’t grow on trees and we (Blacks) need to realize the rules aren’t the same. Do better. Prove the doubters wrong. Open doors for others.

    • Proud Man,

      Without personal knowledge of all facts, who are you to make judgement about Hugh Douglas. You are correct about the rules being different as applied to Blacks, however, your logic and assessment on this matter truly reveals your prejudicial feelings which are similar to others who pass judgement based on pure “Hearsay.” Know the facts, then render your verdict.

      Proud Man,

  • Lord Have Mercy

    ESPN is owned by Disney, and we all know that the Mouse don’t play that.

  • CKB

    You know I wonder if people who call other people ‘Uncle Tom” ever read the book.
    I have a feeling not!

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  • Laughing@Fools

    He was fired for his actions at the event the night in question & the night prior!!! He wasn’t fired for calling him an Uncle Tom or House N—-.. But for threating to knock him out & also grabbing him in a threating manner..

  • UnpopularOpinion

    I don’t think he should’ve gotten the boot. People have said worst things on the air and I still sitting comfortably in their seats.