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Report: Hugh Douglas, ESPN Part Ways After Racial Incident

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Former Philadelphia Eagle Hugh Douglas has reportedly left ESPN, where he was working as an NFL analyst, following an off-hours altercation with a coworker at a party.

According to a report on Sports Illustrated, an ESPN spokesman said Tuesday that Douglas, is no longer with the channel.

Douglas wrote on his Twitter account, "I am very disappointed to be leaving ESPN and will have more to say about this situation and my future at the appropriate time."

The parting of ways occurs after multiple reports surfaced last week of words exchanged between Douglas and fellow ESPN host Michael Smith. Douglas reportedly called Smith racial slurs, one of which included the "N" word, during an altercation at a party in Florida.

After news broke of the incident at a National Association of Black Journalists scholarship fundraiser in Florida, Douglas was taken off air at ESPN.

An ESPN spokesman told Sports Illustrated that the network would look into the situation and make a decision in a week.

Last week's news about Douglas followed Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper being caught in another racial incident. A video posted to YouTube showed Cooper using a slur in an argument with a security guard at a Kenny Chesney concert.

Douglas was among those in the sports world to react online, tweeting to Cooper at the time, "S/O to Riley Cooper.. For keepin it 100.. At least now we know!"

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