Screen Shot 2013-08-06 at 2.18.04 PMLet’s open up a dialogue about race in America. What could go wrong?!

Actually, let’s not. But we can talk about Hugh Douglas, who reportedly threatened to jump on a stage and fight his colleague, Michael Smith, ostensibly because Smith is not black enough. Jason McIntyre of The Big Lead reports:

Hugh Douglas was inebriated and threatened to beat up his colleague Michael Smith three times Friday night, a source who witnessed the altercation at the House of Blues in Orlando tells The Big Lead. According to the source, Douglas, who appears on Numbers Never Lie on ESPN with Michael Smith and Jemele Hill, was trying to get on stage where the DJ was playing, and threatened to beat up Smith if he couldn’t help out. After the third threat, Smith tried to walk away, at which point Douglas grabbed Smith’s wrist and hurled two racial epithets at him, calling him an “Uncle Tom” and a “House N—-.” Smith, the witness says, turned around to protect himself, at which point onlookers rushed in to break it up.

Douglas has been taken off Numbers Never Lie on ESPN while the network investigates.