During the live broadcast of Monday Night Raw on July 30, 2012, Jossie made a joke referencing NBA player Kobe Bryant's sexual assault back in 2003. As client Titus O'Neil tangled with Kofi Kingston in a singles match, Jossie, who was wearing a headset microphone yelled from ringside, "Titus O'Neil is like Kobe Bryant at a hotel in Colorado - HE'S UNSTOPPABLE!". When Raw returned from commercial break following the match, the WWE apologized on-air through announcer Michael Cole and Jossie later issued an apology that evening via Twitter and noted that "there was no malicious intent behind the joke". After Raw, WWE issued an official apology via TMZ reading, "A. W. made an inappropriate comment and WWE immediately apologized. WWE has taken appropriate action in the matter". The representative, however, did not specify what "action" was taken against Jossie. The incident would later be a subject for discussion on the August 1, 2012 broadcast of ESPN's Around the Horn with ESPN analyst and Miami Herald columnist Israel Gutierrez using his "facetime" (for winning the day's show) to criticize the WWE for the incident, despite Jossie's joke being an off-the-cuff moment. Jossie was released by WWE on August 10. After his release from WWE, he went on a rant on his WWE verified Twitter account, @AWPromotions, about his former employer. Eventually, WWE suspended his account indefinitely.