The National Association of Black Journalists 2013 Convention wasn’t all Kumbaya. Despite the fact that emotions are still high and this meeting of professionals was held a half-hour from where Trayvon Martin was slain by George Zimmerman, ESPN “Numbers Never Lie” co-host Hugh Douglas, 42, allegedly threatened violence on a fellow brother, his colleague Michael Smith, 33, during a drunken rage.
He hurled racial slurs at him calling him an “Uncle Tom” and “house n***.” He even, reportedly, grabbed his co-worker and threatened to beat him up while attending a Sports Task Force party at the House of Blues because Smith cautioned him about speaking to a group of journalists while he was inebriated. A former jock, a 6 foot 2, 280-pound Douglas played defensive lineman for the Philadelphia Eagles and is also an NFL analyst for ESPN.
This is definitely a violation of decorum by all standards.