The #1 Donkey of the Year of 2017 goes to sports journalist Jason Lee Whitlock for defending Kristine Leahy after her exchange she had with Lavar Ball about his brand and his family.
Kristine Leahy played her white race car during her altercation with Lavar Ball, weaponizing her whiteness to demonize Ball and make herself the victim. After Charlamagne awarded her Donkey of the Day, Whitlock went on TV and called Char's comments "Irresponsible," "inappropriate," "dangerous," and "out of bounds." The problem is Whitlock didn't once check Leahy for her 'Damsel In Distress' tactics and played right into the hands of her narrative.
Jason Whitlock was awarded DOTD two other times - check them out below: