ESPN Benches Bob Griese for ‘Taco’ Crack

October 27, 2009 at 10:05 am by Terez in Bob Griese, Juan Pablo Montoya

Terez, you have to admit..the dude looks Mexican..

Terez, you have to admit..the dude looks Mexican..

Can anyone at ESPN keep a job? The network suspended Bob Griese today for a racist remark he made about NASCAR driver Juan Pablo Montoya. While he was calling Saturday’s Minnesota-Ohio State game, Griese made a crack about Montoya saying he was “out having a taco.” Montoya is Colombian.  ESPN is yanking Griese off the air for one week, and a rep for the network says Griese “understands the comment was inappropriate.” Yesterday ESPN fired baseball analyst Steve Phillips after news broke of his sex scandal with a production assistant.