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.