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)
We might have to remove dinger from our vocabulary because…twice in one day? pic.twitter.com/kBo9lhPlQ0
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) August 9, 2021
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.
SportsCenter host: I said ‘DIGGER’ https://t.co/y7i6Cid3b6
— OutKick (@Outkick) August 10, 2021
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.
The Colorado Rockies falsely accused a man of saying the n-word and the team STILL HAS THE TWEET UP SMEARING HIM after he was proven innocent
The Rockies need to apologize and immediately delete the tweet. This is insanity. pic.twitter.com/F2LZaHs8EK
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) August 10, 2021
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.
ESPN Employee Nearly Says The N-Word During Live Broadcast https://t.co/Oq8swOdjMd
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 10, 2021
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