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ESPN suspends Smith
for comments on abuse

Associated Press, by David Bauder

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Posted By:BaseballFan, 7/29/2014 6:58:09 PM

New York - ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don´t do anything to provoke an attack. Smith´s commentary occurred during a discussion on ESPN2´s "First Take" last Friday about the NFL´s two-game suspension of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice following charges he assaulted his now-wife. The remarks attracted widespread attention, including a stinging rebuke online from a fellow ESPN personality. Smith issued an on-air apology Monday, saying it was the most egregious mistake of his

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The most egregious mistake is ESPN´s hiring of him. Wow, a whole week? Enjoy the vacation.

Please don not include source (AP) with dateline.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Jerico, 7/29/2014 7:03:22 PM     (No. 9945283)



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Reply 2 - Posted by: john56, 7/29/2014 7:03:26 PM     (No. 9945284)

Actually, I´ve gotten to think Stephen A. isn´t as looney as you think.

Yes, he´s not gonna be at your nearby Tea Party rally, but he´s spoken against the gangsta types (ie, Saint Tyrone the Martyr, my characterization by the way) in the African-American community.

Plus, he (finally) respects quality team basketball based on his support of the San Antonio Spurs.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jerico, 7/29/2014 7:06:41 PM     (No. 9945290)

Gotta say he wasn´t wrong. If you are going to stay in an abusive relationship you better make sure you don´t provoke the abuser. If you do then you know what is bound to happen.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tangles, 7/29/2014 7:12:02 PM     (No. 9945299)

ESPN has become too PC to be a sports station as seen at the ESPY awards.



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Reply 5 - Posted by: reilly, 7/29/2014 7:18:13 PM     (No. 9945302)


He´s black. This is racist.
(ESPN is the ever-so-politically correct sports network, owned by Disney. I watch them less and less as they spend more and more on emotional nonsense.)


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Reply 6 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 7/29/2014 7:57:43 PM     (No. 9945354)

Say what you want about Olberman, he go this one right.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 7/29/2014 7:58:30 PM     (No. 9945356)

If he were white, he´d have been fired.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: DaddyO, 7/29/2014 8:14:43 PM     (No. 9945374)

"Cleveland television sports anchor and radio host Tony Rizzo faces domestic violence charges after his wife called police to their Medina home Friday (December 2013). Rizzo hit his wife, Catherine, in the face, according to a Medina Police incident report. She locked herself in a bathroom on the main floor of their home."

Rizzo is still hosting The Really Big Show on ESPN radio in Cleveland. ESPN spokesman: “We don´t comment on the personal lives of our teammates, and Tony´s status with us is unaffected.”

Ray Rice was not charged with a crime and has to forfeit 1/8 of his annual salary.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: sardonic, 7/29/2014 8:54:57 PM     (No. 9945410)

I´ve started a ´Bring Back Stephen A. Smith´ on Facebook. I frequently disagree with him, but his suspension is an insult to the concepts of free speech and a bow to the Hannah Storm, Mike Green, Keith Olberman wing of an already left wing network.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: hamrman, 7/29/2014 9:11:45 PM     (No. 9945427)

More PC Poppycock from ESPN...how does ESPN stay afloat?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: fayebeck, 7/29/2014 10:28:46 PM     (No. 9945523)

Hey guys, let Whoopi do the talkin´ from now on.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ratslayer, 7/29/2014 10:49:34 PM     (No. 9945550)

Most battered women have a thing in common. They just will not Ffffing listen!

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