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Hugh Douglas Got Drunk And (Sort Of) Pulled A Riley Cooper, Dropping An N-Bomb On ESPN’s Michael Smith

Hugh Douglas Michael SmithHugh Douglas used to play for the Philadelphia Eagles. Now he plays for ESPN.

According to The Big Lead, Douglas sort of pulled a Riley Cooper on Friday night, getting drunk and dropping an N-bomb, among other things. Of course, he’s black, and said it to another black man, but he was clearly being derogatory.

Hugh Douglas was inebriated and threatened to beat up his colleague Michael Smith three times Friday night, a source who witnessed the altercation at the House of Blues in Orlando tells The Big Lead. According to the source, Douglas, who appears on Numbers Never Lie on ESPN with Michael Smith and Jemele Hill, was trying to get on stage where the DJ was playing, and threatened to beat up Smith if he couldn’t help out. After the third threat, Smith tried to walk away, at which point Douglas grabbed Smith’s wrist and hurled two racial epithets at him, calling him an “Uncle Tom” and a “House N—-.” Smith, the witness says, turned around to protect himself, at which point onlookers rushed in to break it up.

Well, that wasn’t nice. Unsurprisingly, he was suspended by ESPN, on the show, “Numbers Never Lie.” You know what else doesn’t lie? Drunk racial slurs.


  • AaronfromTN

    Good thing Douglas isn’t white or he’d be out of a job.

  • bustwatcha

    When youre right youre right.

  • Mumra

    You know bustwatcha, you look pretty light, just the kind of person who would get called the “house *******” or an “Uncle Tom”. Perhaps in his drunken stupor Riley Cooper was just trying to be like the other players on his team, you know, the ones who call each other ******* and who’s favorite rap artists uses words likehoes and bitches. BTW, Douglas was fired since you wrote your brilliant, single, semi-literate sentence – perhaps the house ******* has more pull than the field ******** . Hey, when I’m right, I’m right.

  • Saint Peter

    HUh? Cooper has a job. Douglass does not.

  • bustwatcha

    I’m a proud black man Mumra, and I represent my community in up-standing fashion. I’m also 49 years old. You and your friend Hugh’s “Tom” and “house” references are tired and typical names that the uneducated, insecure, and self-hating members of my community have been throwing around for years! Stop it! Walk upright, speak proper English and represent us in a good light. Evolve Mumra! We have enough people against us. Trust me we can do without Hugh and his ilk ( which includes half of the rappers and comedians).

  • Rome

    He is out of a job…

  • Anonymous

    He lost his job ..you white people kill me

  • Anonymous

    Well he lost his job ….the whole poor white man bs is old now

  • Anonymous

    When you’re right you’re right

  • Anonymous

    You’re worried about other people’s opinions of you’re culture …sounds like a Tom to me ….and you never had a comeback for the guy actually being fired

  • Anonymous

    “Oh yea” it’s you’re not youre,that’s proper grammar for you.

  • bustwatcha

    It’s texting batty boi!

  • bustwatcha

    This is an old story Lance!
    There is a double standard in the media. Stop making comments untill you become a stronger black man. Right now (you’re) weak and whiny. I, and other strong black men , am tired of carrying you!

  • Anonymous

    You don’t carry me ..I carry myself very well, I work hard for everything i have ..,you should be tired of these white people trying to play victim because they can’t spew their agenda in the media ..Espn has rightfully fired not one but two black correspondents for saying racial nonsense ..,,so they can cut the well if he was white crap out ..because its not holding up

  • bustwatcha

    We’re done here. (You’re) embarassing.

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