Cleveland radio host fired for bizarre claims about Jabrill Peppers' drug usage
Jabrill Peppers’ dilute sample at the NFL Scouting Combine made airwaves across the country before the NFL draft.
Ex-ESPN radio host Danny Kanell accused Peppers of trying to cover up marijuana use, as did a Cleveland radio host.
In fact, ESPN Cleveland radio host Sabrina Parr claimed that Browns’ first-round pick was “high all the time.” She even compared the former Michigan star to Josh Gordon, who was suspended by the NFL multiple times for violating the league’s drug policy.
“(Peppers) on the lean and the molly,” Parr said on “The Really Big Show” on ESPN 850. “The guy’s not going to make it. He’s not going to make it through the season.
“He’s another Josh Gordon … I’ve seen it first-hand from a different vantage point, and it’s the same thing all over again. How are you already high out of your mind, and you’ve only been here for a week.”
Those comments, Parr announced, resulted in her termination. She tweeted that her comments were taken “out of context” but later deleted the tweet.
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Peppers, for the record, has never tested positive for any drugs or banned substances.
There were a lot of assumptions made by Parr, many of which don’t have any factual basis. Even if Parr was joking — it didn’t sound like she was — that was obviously out of line.
It turned out that Parr was the one who didn’t “make it.”