A few ESPN hosts bought referred to as to the principal’s workplace final week.
Whereas neither Dan Orlovsky nor Kirk Herbstreit will likely be positioned in time-out for his or her temporary dust-up on Twitter, ESPN has “addressed the problem” with each analysts after Orlovsky’s feedback on quarterback Justin Fields, per the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson.
Orlovsky made waves final week when he shared some incendiary feedback surrounding Ohio State quarterback Fields on “The Pat McAfee Present,” together with info from an unnamed supply that questioned Fields’ angle and work ethic.
Whereas Orlovsky defended Fields throughout his spot on the present, saying that his most important concern was Fields’ mechanics, he nonetheless bought warmth for passing alongside questionable info and perpetuating his nameless supply’s feedback. Some view the “angle” and “work ethic” considerations as a racial stereotype hooked up to Black quarterbacks.
Orlovsky later clarified his feedback on Fields on Twitter and effusively praised the quarterback.
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Colleague Herbstreit was none too happy with Orlovsky’s feedback, resulting in an offended tweet on April 1.
Even when YOU aren’t saying it…
to cross that alongside from “individuals within the know” is reckless and absurd!! Embarrassing!! https://t.co/r0RFSr1B6y
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) April 1, 2021
Herbstreit’s tweet reads:
“Completely RIDICULOUS. Even when YOU aren’t saying it… to cross that alongside from ‘individuals within the know’ is reckless and absurd!! Embarrassing!!”
Fields’ draft inventory has seemingly been dropping after broadly being thought-about to be QB2 within the 2021 NFL Draft earlier than the beginning of the faculty season.
Here is hoping Orlovsky discovered his lesson throughout NFL draft season.