Douglas regularly appeared on “Numbers Never Lie.” But after a few too many he unleaded a tirade on the show’s host, Michael Smith, at the National Association of Black Journalists Convention and Career Fair in Orlando. He reportedly called Smith an “Uncle Tom” and “house n****” in front of a roomful of stunned observers.
The former Pro Bowl defensive end has not been on the air since the incident over a week ago. He confirmed his parting of ways (nice phrase for fired) via Twitter.
I am very disappointed to be leaving ESPN and will have more to say about this situation and my future at the appropriate time
— Hugh Douglas (@Bighugh53) August 13, 2013