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Former ESPN tennis commentator Doug Adler sued the sports network on Tuesday for wrongful termination. 

Adler was fired after he said that Venus Williams "put the guerrilla effect on" in reference to her aggressive playing style last month at the Australian Open. Several members of the media thought Adler was actually comparing Williams to a "gorilla" and the story went viral. Adler became painted as a racist and he subsequently fired by ESPN. 

Clay Travis has been on Team Adler from the beginning, and not only does he applaud the former tennis commentator for taking this injustice to court, Clay argues that the real racists in this story are the media members who turned a fairly innocuous comment into a rallying cry that ended up costing a man his job. 

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