Parker says question to Marinelli wasn't 'personal attack'

Updated: December 23, 2008, 4:14 PM ET
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Rob Parker, a columnist for The Detroit News who made some national headlines for asking Detroit Lions coach Rod Marinelli whether he wished his daughter had married "a better defensive coordinator," explained his position Monday in his newspaper column.

He also appeared on "ESPN First Take" (where he is a frequent guest) to talk about his question and subsequent column. Parker said he was sorry if he offended Marinelli's family.

Parker has repeatedly questioned Marinelli about his ...

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