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STEPHEN A SMITH RUMORS

Report: Tom Brady destroyed phone, suspension to be upheld

The NFL is going to reject Tom Brady’s appeal and uphold the four-game suspension he is facing for his alleged role in Deflategate, according to one report. Stephen A. Smith said on ESPN’s “First Take” Tuesday morning that a source told him that Roger Goodell will not reduce or overturn Brady’s suspension. Perhaps more shocking,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: ESPN’s First Take Debates Braxton Miller’s Position Change

If you aren’t a big fan of either Stephen A. Smith or Skip Bayless, you may want to skip this one. Friday, the two gave their takes on the Braxton-Miller-is-switching-positions news, and, as you might guess, it’s being met with a great deal of criticism. While Smith’s initial rant mostly goes in circles (per usual), he does mention that it initially gave him “cause for pause”...
Via College Spun
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Stephen A. Smith Apologizes After Sexist Comment On SportsCenter

ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith is in a bit of hot water again, this time for a perceived sexist comment he made on SportsCenter Thursday night. Smith, while doing a highlight of the Women’s World Cup, commented that Germany’s defenders didn’t want to “mess their hair up” while defending a free kick (which leveled the game) against Norway. Smith’s choice of words, which...
Via College Spun
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Stephen A. Smith apologizes on Twitter for women’s soccer joke

Not long after his “joke” about women’s soccer players went viral, Stephen A. Smith decided to apologize for his insensitive remark. While “SportsCenter” was playing a highlight from a Women’s World Cup game between Germany and Norway, Smith cracked a joke about the women not blocking a shot because they didn’t want to mess up...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Stephen A. Smith made a horrible joke about women’s soccer players not wanting to mess up their hair

Here’s another one for Stephen A. Smith’s lowlights reel.  ESPN’s professional screamer/debater has had quite the awful history when it comes to controversial comments regarding women and sports.  He was suspended over his unbelievable comments that women provoke domestic violence and has been criticized for his acting as a hype man for Floyd Mayweather, who has an assorted...
Via Awful Announcing
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Louisville Guard Trey Lewis Met Stephen A. Smith, Accidentally Called Him “Skip”

Louisville guard Trey Lewis is apparently a big fan of ESPN’s First Take, particularly Stephen A. Smith, who spends the show debating co-host Skip Bayless on hot-button sports topics. He had the opportunity to meet Smith last night, was so excited about it, he committed a rather funny error.  So tell me why I finally meet my favorite sports analyst @stephenasmith I was so shocked...
Via College Spun
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Stephen A. Smith reportedly re-signs new contract with ESPN

According to The Big Lead, Stephen A. Smith has wrapped up negotiations with ESPN on a new contract extension and will be staying in Bristol “for the foreseeable future.” Yay. Six years ago, Smith left ESPN without a new contract and his career as a national sports personality seemed dead in the water.  Now he’s remade himself into one of ESPN’s biggest and most profitable...
Via Awful Announcing
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Stephen A. Smith Leaving ESPN Radio

In what could eventually lead to a complete breakup with ESPN, controversial media personality Stephen A. Smith is reportedly leaving ESPN Radio for a gig on SiriusXM radio.  This report by the NY Daily News goes on to indicate that Smith will be joining Mad Dog Radio, which is run by another controversial media personality in Chris Russo. Apparently, this is a match made in...
Via Sportsnaut
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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