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Washington Redskins' Griffin leaves the field after beating Dallas Cowboys in their NFL football game in Landover. Reuters

ESPN analyst and former NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III used a racial slur when referencing Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts on Monday Night Countdown.

“People said that Jalen Hurts couldn’t get it done, he could not break from the pocket, he’s not the quarterback of the future,” Griffin said. “I bet he proved those jigaboos wrong.”

The term is a derogatory one and has been around for centuries. Griffin later tweeted that he intended to say “those bug-a-boos,” and apologized for using the term.

ESPN told HuffPost that they would not comment any further than Griffin’s clarification. This is not the first time Griffin’s commentary has him in trouble, as earlier this season he compared an allegation of indecent exposure against Antonio Brown to the defenses of Seattle and Detroit.

Griffin is a former Heisman award winner, pro bowler, and NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award winner.

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