Hugh Douglas Reportedly Called Michael Smith an “Uncle Tom” and a “House [N-word]”

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.


55 Responses

    1. Everything was cool up until the moment he threatened to hop a fence and fight every Uncle Tom there.

    1. Ummm he will probably be fired…. At the moment he’s not on ESPN at all. Also he’s not a professional athlete any more so ppl really don’t care. Please don’t try to compare the two. “Brian”

    2. First of all, Hugh has earned the right to say nigger. He is African and he is trapped in this diaspora like all African people. The reason Europeans don’t have this right is because they have no idea what that word represents. There is a great deal of history around the word nigger. Lynchings, rapes, kidnappings and murders are the foundation of this word. Why forget the past injustices bestowed on a race of people. A great man once said,” In this great future; you can’t forget your past.” That man was Bob Marley.
      It a blemish that this world must accept. Peace and Illumination John

      1. So blacks earned the right to say niggers because there black but nobody else can say it? Well you sir earned the right to say asshole!

      2. lol he earned the right? being born doesnt earn you shit but the right to breath and live. earning something comes after hard work. europeans dont know where it comes from? THEY INVENTED THE WORD. maybe forget past injustices becasue NO ONE alive today endured or pushed them on to others? its no one alives fault of what happened in the past, why continuously bring it up when its convenient? every american has the right of speech regardless of color. if a certain race doesnt want a word to be said that race needs to stop saying it themselves.

        as far as my ‘name’ goes being african-american implies you have a dual citizenship so most blacks in this country are simply american so the term african-american should also be put to rest

    1. Haha, in all seriousness, what is the significance of turbo bird? My buddy tweeted it to Hugh and the Hugh blocked him. He threatened another when they said it so it must be irritable to him.

  1. What, no counseling for Hugh? According to my armchair diagnosis, he obviously has a drinking problem AND an N word problem…

  2. I’m assuming he wanted the DJ to play “Regulators” by Nate Dogg & Warren G…at least, I hope.

  3. Have fun looking for another job…can’t we all just get along …total violation

  4. 1. Hugh Douglas is a drunken moron.

    2. Michael Smith is ok.

    3. Michael Smith’s co-host, Jemele Hill, is probably one of the most racist pigs on the planet. I can not stand that bag of dicks.


      1. Any talk show on ESPN is horrible period. Just when I think ESPN can’t find a bigger asshole in this world, they then find two and given them a show.

          1. The show consists of an asshole, an egotistical jackass, a gay, a racist…….and hugh douglas and michael smith

      2. First Take is unwatchable. Skip Bayless and Stephen A. need to be sent to Soviet Russia never to heard from again.


        1. i’d feel bad for skip… those russians don’t take kindly to homos

          but seriously… #snowdenisahero

        2. Agreed. Fuck Skip Bayless. I can’t stand him or Stephen A. Smith. I can’t believe they get paid to offer their opinion on anything. Fucking ridiculous.

  5. I don’t find that he is entitled to call Michael Smith or anyone else these names; however maybe Michael Smith himself is fine with it, I don’t know. I am really interested in seeing what the News Media does with this since people let the News Media get them so upset and in a up roar to help keep everything racially divided.

    1. Lets see Angelo Al and Rhea, especially Rhea, Hugh’s buddy, weasel out of taking on this issue. After they eviserated Cooper for days . I will be listening to hear the double standard in play here.

  6. Reason #123,456 how too much firewater brings out the fool in EVERYBODY. Yo, Hugh, enjoy your coming pink slip from ESPN.

  7. Let’s see Screamin’ A and Skip Bayless defend Hugh (I’m just as bad as Marcellus Wiley) Douglas on this one.

  8. Gee, I wonder if Hugh’s pal, Angelo Cataldi, will be all up in arms over Hugh’s use of the n-word.

  9. funny thing is he’s right, michael would probably be in the house. Hugh’s mongoloid ass would be in the fields day and night.

  10. I once saw Hugh piss drunk at a WaWa in Conshocken at like 1am. It was awesome. Dude rolled up in this sweet Bentley and strolled in there like nothing was wrong.

  11. I saw Hugh at Finn wake after wing bowl and a half n half walked by and Huge said she has the good black in her. I’m assuming her father was only on probation

      1. I saw Hugh at Finn wake after wing bowl and a half n half walked by and Huge said she has the good black in her. I’m assuming her father was only on probation

  12. I saw Hugh at Finn wake after wing bowl and a half n half walked by and Huge said she has the good black in her. I’m assuming her father was only on probation

  13. And yet barely any media outlets have or will cover this. But with riley cooper it made national news. Ridiculous double stamdard in this country. When black ppl say “nigga” or even “nigger” nobody bats an eye. But a white guy says it, and all of a sudden hes more evil than the black guy who murdered lil snupe over a video game

  14. Yes I will be listening to hear the double standard employed at WIP by the morning team, especial the princess Rhea aka “Diarrhea” as they try and tip toe around their buddy Hugh who obviously has anger and alcohol issues. C’mon.

  15. I loved Hugh Douglas as a player, but as a commentator he is beyond awful. He makes #5 look polished in his delivery. I’d still rather have him on postgame live than the asshole governor!

  16. Lets not look a gift-horse in the mouth. This probably gets Hugh off of radio and TV. Big win for us. Now lets get Hollis Thomas some shots!!!

  17. WIP will take him back with open arms. The Peter Principle kicked in. Hugh should have never left the morning show and his gig with Rob Charry.

  18. I’d rather be a house N________, than a Cotton Picker any day. Only the smart one made it to the house and I know who the smart one is in this case.

  19. Kyle, you need to find the old audio when Jemele Hill was on Ike Reese’s old solo show on WIP when she and Ike talk about how people shouldn’t make a big deal out of what Vick did because “It’s just dogs.” Ike agrees with her too and they have a big laugh about how silly people are. I doubt she would’ve made it as far as she has with that being played everywhere.

  20. Its not because it is black on black racism that it won’t be reported its because they work for espn and they drive the stories. It would make them look bad

  21. Is this the same Michael Smith that tried to defend Sergio Garcia when he made the chicken-eatin remark towards Tiger Woods? Yes, yes it is.

    Hugh is right about Mike Smith. Hugh is still an asshole. But he’s right about Mike Smith.

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