His latest ridiculous statement came when discussing the Redskins' two rookie quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins.
Apparently, according to Bayless, white folks in the DC area would rather see Kirk Cousins play QB over Robert Griffin III, simply because Cousins' melanin levels are similar to their own.
I'm not sure if Skip has talked to any actual Redskins fans, because I find this concept pretty hard to believe.
The draft-day buzz around Griffin was phenomenal among Skins fans of all colors. In fact, many fans (again, regardless of skin color) were a bit shocked when they took Cousins in the 4th round, since it seemed like a wasted pick.
There are very few Redskins fans out there who have any interest at all in seeing Cousins start at the QB position.
This statement by Bayless is nothing short of race-baiting, and underestimating an entire fan base, and even an entire culture of sports fans.
Redskins fans, much like fans of any team, are interested in one thing above all else: winning football games. It looks like Griffin is going to be the one who has the best chance to accomplish that goal. As long as that's the case, Redskins fans will gladly root for him.
If, at some point, Griffin shows that he can't win games, it won't matter what color his skin is. Redskins fans, both black and white, will lobby for Cousins (or someone else) to get a shot.
Skip claims that it's human nature to root for the person who shares your skin color. Actually, that just sounds like racism to me.