ESPN Won’t Comment on Bomani Jones’ Racist Rant, Forces Him Down Viewers’ Throats Anyway

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ESPN won’t comment on Bomani Jones’ racist tirade from Wednesday.

Jones ranted about the horrors of “white people” during an appearance on the Dan Le Batard Show, a podcast that features wife-beater Howard Bryant and proud racist Jemele Hill.

When Le Batard asked Jones why the NFL, a league in which 70% of its players are black, discriminates against black people, Jones blamed white people. Who else?

According to Jones, white people are the problem in the NFL, in his life, in America, and probably in bed. Take a look:

“I just don’t know why people try to make this far more complex than it is,” Jones told Le Batard. “What’s the problem? White people.

“Who are the ones that are making these decisions? White people. Who are the ones that won’t change their decision making? White people. Who are the ones that only do anything in a different way when it comes these matters at the threat of litigation? White people,” said Jones.

OutKick has made several requests for comment from ESPN over Jones’ racist remarks. However, ESPN won’t respond. ESPN is okay with Jones’ behavior because he spewed racism toward the one group that ESPN allows its employees to be racist toward.

So, remember: if you can’t fight the urge to yell something racist on TV — just direct it toward a white person. Then you’re safe.

OutKick also asked ESPN what would happen if an employee broadly claimed that another race was the sole cause of a perceived problem. ESPN did not respond to that request for comment either. 

But we already know the answer. If a white person had blamed black people — all black people, black people in general — for anything, ESPN would fire that white person before the end of the segment. Next, Malika Andrews would post a video in fake tears, the same fake tears she cried while she reported misinformation about the verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse case.

Interestingly, ESPN is protecting Jones despite its viewers’ wishes. No one likes Bomani Jones, except for fellow racists at ESPN like Mark Jones. And no one dislikes Bomani Jones more than ESPN viewers.

Jones has failed over and over and over again at ESPN. First, ESPN gave Jones a national radio show, which it canceled in 2017 because it recorded the lowest ratings in ESPN Radio history. No radio show had ever done worse at ESPN.

For most talents, a failure of that magnitude would sink their career. But not Jones. ESPN rewarded Jones’ poor performance on radio by giving him a television show called High Noon. To the surprise of absolutely no one, that failed too — in two different time slots. ESPN had to cancel High Noon in 2020.

At each stop, Jones has called white people racist and tanked ESPN’s viewers in the process. In October, Jones many white people are racist and misogynistic. That’s his entire schtick. Yet ESPN continues to force Jones back down viewers’ throats after each failure

See, ESPN’s white executives are desperate to prove to their parent company, Disney, that they are not racists. (What a pathetic objective.) So they promote hosts who will spew anti-white racism on air with no push back. Not a bad gig, if you can get it. 

ESPN fights racism by promoting racism. Got that?

“They can’t call me racist. I gave Bomani Jones a platform to call white people racist!” former ESPN president John Skipper probably thought to himself. 

And it’s not just ESPN. Le Batard’s close friend Adam McKay, a Hollywood filmmaker, handed Jones an upcoming show on HBO following his failures on ESPN television, ESPN Radio and

Jones will remain under contract with ESPN while hosting a show on HBO. Both networks want to show the blue-checks where they stand on white people.

And Jones will fail at HBO too, of course. He has never not failed. Though most ESPN executives are weighed down with white guilt, there are not enough white people similarly belabored by guilt to support a show hosted by Jones. But that won’t matter. ESPN will probably give Jones another opportunity after this one tanks, if only to prove HBO isn’t the leader in anti-white commentary.

So as you see, the sports media industry not only ignores Bomani Jones’ overt racism, but it rewards him for it.

As Clay Travis recently tweeted, “Bomani’s entire career is interesting because he’s failed at every national job he’s gotten — TV, radio, writing — yet he keeps getting jobs. I’m not sure anyone has ever been paid more to fail in sports media history. Congrats, I guess.”

Congrats, indeed. Anti-white racism pays.

Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack is a writer for OutKick where he reports and analyzes the latest topics in media, culture, sports, and politics..

Burack has become a prominent voice in media and has been featured on several shows across OutKick and industry related podcasts and radio stations.


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  1. John, I would use that same “tree falls …” analogy here on OUTKICK as regards our resident potty-mouthed troll. In fact I’m SHOCKED he has not already attacked Bobby. Our ABG is every bit as predictable as Bomani Jones if not more so. … But someone always rises to his bait.

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