Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 10/26/12
Stephen A. Smith and ESPN think we forgot the fool-me idiom. Shame on them. For the second time in less than a year, the black beard paid to mask Skip Bayless' blatant negro-baiting uttered "N-word, please" on a national-television platform allegedly reserved for non-profane, professional discussion. The first time was in December during a debate about LeBron James. Smith tweeted a denial. The second time was Thursday, when Smith was discussing Kobe Bryant. Smith, this time, taped a post-show denial. I'm not going to waste a lot of time breaking down the weakness of Smith's latest denial. He dropped the N-word. The audio and video speak for themselves. Smith's laughable denial doesn't even attempt to explain what he said if not "n---a, please." Nope. The discussion today should focus on First Take, and why this particular show can't avoid sprinkling the N-word into its discourse. Think about it. Across the television landscape, there are hundreds of talk shows. As best I can te...
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