ESPN’s Antonietta Collins Denies Saying The N-Word, Claims She Said ‘Digger’

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ESPN’s Antonietta Collins has denied saying the N-word on TV.

Shortly after the issues with the Rockies and a false accusation, Collins appeared to almost accidentally say the N-word while talking about the Dodgers/Angels game when attempting to say “dinger.” (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

According to Outkick, Collins wrote in an Instagram comment that she never even came close to dropping the N-word.

In response to a comment about her almost saying a racial slur, Collins wrote, “it was dinger … said digger by mistake. I would never say that.

As I said when all of this chaos started, it’s amazing how much attention the word “dinger” has received in the past two days.

As someone who isn’t a huge baseball fan, I haven’t heard the term much over the past few years because I don’t watch a ton of games.

Well, I’m sure hearing about it a ton these days thanks to the Rockies and Collins.

Do we actually know what Collins said or nearly said? No, but it’s obvious to anyone with a brain and ears that there was literally zero malicious intent.

There’s no reason to drag her for what appeared to be an honest mistake and jumbling of words.

Let us know what you think about Collins’ situation in the comments below.