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Hugh Douglas

FIRED FROM ESPN

Allegedly Called Co-Host 'Uncle Tom'

8/13/2013 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0813_hugh_douglas_michael_smith_gettyFormer NFL superstar Hugh Douglas has just been FIRED from his gig on an ESPN show in the wake of reports he called his co-host an "Uncle Tom."

Douglas -- a former Philadelphia Eagles defensive stud -- had co-hosted ESPN's "Numbers Never Lie" ... along with Michael Smith.

But according to several reports, Douglas and Smith got into a heated altercation at the National Association of Black Journalists Convention in Orlando last Tuesday ...with Douglas allegedly hurling the racially charged insult at Smith, who is black.

Douglas never confirmed the incident ... but ESPN had previously told media outlets they were "aware there was a disagreement" between the two men.

Moments ago, ESPN took action -- 86'ing Douglas from the network, effective immediately.

Douglas tweeted about the move -- saying, "I am very disappointed to be leaving ESPN and will have more to say about this situation and my future at the appropriate time."

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MuteYourAZZ    

So there is something bad black people can say to each other and get fired? Crazy! I didn't think there was anything worse then the N-word. I think they have it backwards but it is better than nothing I guess.

436 days ago
32.

spaceopera    

Oh now cuz paula deen's "loose lips, sink ships" moronic behavior- now we have to read random stories?!

436 days ago
33.

Dom The Mover    

boo hoo, let me get my wha wha wha baby doll

436 days ago
34.

Nekru    

Another Enward, another Race Card... next story please.

436 days ago
35.

_DNP    

See even black people get fired for racism now towards blacks . lol

436 days ago
36.

Kashat    

Hugh Douglas didn't have a good TV personality

436 days ago
37.

Boogeyman    

smith is a uncle tom

436 days ago
38.

Chilltopia    

LOL. Kinda funny, not very insulting!

436 days ago
39.

ltwbat@comcast.net    

Funny....

436 days ago
40.

RB12    

graduating high school... white. Having insurance... white. Bank account.. white. Being raised by your parents.. white.

436 days ago
41.

Ricardo Marquez    

What side will Al Sharpton take? Jesse Jackson too?
Al least the Race card won't be used but probably will be by some entitled MFr

436 days ago
42.

lbird316    

Guys will everybody relax and just listen to what George Carlin has to say. (IF YOU DONT LAUGH ILL GIVE U $20)

Guys cant we just listen to what George Carlin has to say bout this racist stuff. If you don't laugh ill give you $10

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdtHZ_6oz9Q

436 days ago
43.

Ken Adams    

Why do blacks blindly support blacks? I judge people on behaviors. I don't care what color you are; if you are going to beat your wife, rape, or kill, I won't be supporting you. The problem with the black community is that anytime someone steps up and thinks critically about a subject that doesn't "jive" with the black expectation, they are shamed by things like being called an uncle tom....

436 days ago
44.

raymondismaverick    

He just prove his point. Michael is a uncle Tom. He couldn't handle like a man, had to run to espn and get him fired. Bitch move.

436 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Is it racist if a light skin calls a black skin ******?

436 days ago
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