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ESPN Analyst Accuses Oregon’s Mario Cristobal Of Racism Over Video

ESPN Analyst Accuses Oregon’s Mario Cristobal Of Racism Over Video

Oregon defeated Arizona 41-19 last Saturday. With the win, the Ducks moved to 4-0 on the year and earned the No. 3 ranking on the AP Top 25.

Unfortunately, the team’s success wasn’t the main story coming out of last weekend.

Rather, it was one specific video featuring head coach Mario Cristobal.

The issue arose after wide receiver Kris Hutson caught a pass just before halftime, only to flex and spin the ball around in celebration. This led to an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.

Cristobal didn’t take kindly to the penalty, subsequently blowing up at Hutson.

That led to an interesting back-and-forth between Fox Sports radio host Doug Gottlieb and ESPN’s Rod Gilmore.

Reactions to the exchange were mixed:

It feels like this young college football season has been filled with a lot of these sorts of, frankly, non-football issues. The best illustration of it was the brouhaha over whether a female SEC reporter’s wardrobe was “inappropriate” a few weeks back, with last weekend’s incident of pretty flagrant bullying coming in a close second.

This is just more par for the course.

If history has taught us anything, it’s that the two groups on opposing sides of this debate won’t come to a resolution. So everyone’s best bet, if they’re not too invested in the conversation, is to just move on with their lives.

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Anthony Amador

A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.

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