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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