Colin Cowherd was a sports radio host for ESPN. He was headed out the door to take a job with Fox Sports. The exit was hastened when Cowherd on Thursday questioned how complicated the sport of baseball could be given that a third of the players were from the Dominican Republic. Colin Cowherd took to the airwaves on Friday to address the complaints that came in response to his comments. Attempting to clear up the controversy, Cowherd noted that the Dominican Republic was not noted for its world class academic abilities. According to Cowherd, baseball is mostly instincts. No real talent is required to manage a team and only muscles are needed to play the game.
In his "apology", Cowherd noted that he probably should not have mentioned a specific country and just said baseball has players from countries with economic and educational hardships. He then noted that the Dominican Republic ranks 122 out of 144 countries in primary level education.
Cowherd noted that he wasn't taking a "shot" at Dominicans, he was just stating fact.he also noted that he was not saying that there were no intelligent, educated people in the Dominican Republic, he just cringed at the data.
ESPN Radio found the comments offensive and suggested that Colin Cowherd, who had a contract expiring at the end of the year, take an early exit. Cowherd's last day was Friday. He (Actually only a week earlier than planned). Cowherd should feel at home at Fox.