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  • Stephen A. Smith on ESPN Suspension: ‘It Was My Mistake’ (Watch)

    Jul 30, 14 by EURPublisher01 3 Comments

    *Stephen A. Smith tells TMZ he has no plans to challenge ESPN’s decision to suspend him for on-air comments he made about domestic violence, telling the website, “It was my mistake.” “I’m a man … you deal with the things that you do,” Smith told TMZ at LaGuardia Airport. Smith said he has not yet […]

  • Melyssa Ford Admits to Provoking a Man to Become Physically Violent (Watch)

    Jul 30, 14 by Deron Dalton 9 Comments

    *Model/actress Melyssa Ford continued the debate: is being provoked ever an excuse to hit a woman? The discourse stemmed from controversial comments Stephen A. Smith said on ESPN’s “First Take,” as we’ve reported. Smith said women should take responsibility for provoking men in domestic violence situations in reference to Ray Rice’s two-game suspension. The backlash required Smith to […]

  • Stephen A. Smith Suspended by ESPN Over Domestic Violence Comments

    Jul 30, 14 by Qwest7 5 Comments

    *Stephen A. Smith’s comments regarding domestic violence has resulted in a one-week suspension from ESPN. The suspension involves the on-air sports personality not appearing on his show “First Take” or on ESPN Radio until next Wednesday. The suspension is the latest development to occur since Smith attracted outrage from for remarks made during a discussion […]

  • Stephen A. Smith Apologizes for Domestic Violence Comments (Watch)

    Jul 28, 14 by EURPublisher01 15 Comments

    *Three days after his controversial statements about Ray Rice and domestic violence, Stephen A. Smith was back on ESPN2, delivering a three-minute apology at the start of his show “First Take.” “On Friday, speaking right here on ‘First Take’ on the subject of domestic violence, I made what can only amount to the most egregious […]

  • ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith Ripped by Colleague over Domestic Abuse Comments (Watch)

    Jul 25, 14 by EURPublisher01 3 Comments

    *TMZ reports of a civil war at ESPN between “SportsNation” host Michelle Beadle and “First Take” host Stephen A. Smith for his comments about domestic abuse. It began Friday morning when Smith, in the context of the NFL’s suspension of Ray Rice, brought up the idea that there are things women can do to keep […]

  • ESPN Suspends Rob Parker over RG3 Remarks

    Dec 20, 12 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *ESPN has given commentator Rob Parker a 30-day suspension for comments he made about Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III during a Dec. 13 episode of “First Take.” The suspension comes one day after Parker apologized for his remarks via Twitter. On the show, he was discussing Griffin’s answer to a question about his role […]