- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 13, 2013

ESPN has fired analyst Hugh Douglas after details emerged that he reportedly called fellow Numbers Never Lie host Michael Smith an Uncle Tom and threatened to beat him up while attending the National Association of Black Journalists Convention in Orlando.

“He no longer works for us effective today,” said an ESPN spokesperson.

The former NFL player was let go after the disturbing details emerged last week The Big Lead. ESPN issued a statement last Tuesday saying, “We are aware there was a disagreement between Hugh Douglas and Michael Smith. We are looking into the situation.”

Douglas tweeted shortly after the news of his dismissal broke.

“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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