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ESPN parts ways with radio personality after controversial Jabrill Peppers comments Leon Halip/Getty Images
ANN ARBOR, MI - OCTOBER 01: Jabrill Peppers #5 of the Michigan Wolverines lines up at quarterback during the third quarter of the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Michigan Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Former Michigan standout Jabrill Peppers was seen as a possibility to fall in the 2017 NFL Draft and one of the reasons stemmed from a diluted sample at the NFL Combine. However, Peppers landed on his feet as a first round pick of the Cleveland Browns and that was seemingly a positive end to the story.

With that said, a radio host on ESPN 850 in Cleveland did not exactly see it that way, as Awful Announcing brings word that Sabrina Parr went after Peppers. The host suggested that Peppers is “high all the time” and, in addition, indicated that the All-American is “on the lean and the molly” even at this stage.

The audio can be found below:

With that as the backdrop, Awful Announcing indicates that Parr has been let go by the station, citing multiple sources to that end. It isn’t the craziest thing to hear that an ESPN affiliate would want to distance itself from comments like these, especially given the value that a relationship with the Browns could bring in the city of Cleveland.

It seems obvious to say that a radio personality (or anyone in sports media) going after an athlete with drug accusations on the air would be a misstep without explicit evidence but it still happened here.

Rowland is a lifelong Atlanta sports fan that also grew up in a Michigan Wolverines household. He previously worked with FanSided, SB Nation and UPROXX sports and covers college football for FanBuzz.
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