ESPN Drops Colin Cowherd for Racist Rant

ESPN dropped radio host Colin Cowherd on Friday, a day after he made comments insulting the intelligence of Dominicans. “Like I’ve never bought into that, ‘Baseball’s just too complex.’ Really? A third of the sport is from the Dominican Republic,” Cowherd said on his program Thursday. Major League Baseball demanded an apology and called the remarks “inappropriate, offensive and completely inconsistent with the values of our game.” Cowherd doubled down during Friday’s show, offering statistics on the Dominican Republic’s world rankings in education. In a statement on Friday, ESPN said, “Colin Cowherd’s comments over the past two days do not reflect the values of ESPN or our employees. Colin will no longer appear on ESPN.”