ESPN Suspends Stephen A. Smith, After ‘Domestic Violence’ Remarks

week. He will return to ESPN next Wednesday.

As previously reported, Smith is under fire for controversial comments that he made on ESPN’s First Take.

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Comments centered around domestic violence and were in reference to the NFL’s decision to suspend Baltimore Ravens’ running back Ray Rice for two games following charges of assaulting his then fiancée, now wife, a few months ago.

On Friday, he apologized, with the clip below. 

Here are Smith’s initial comments.


Smith has yet to respond since today’s announcement. Do you agree with ESPN’s suspension?

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