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STEPHEN A SMITH RUMORS

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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN Personality Stephen A. Smith Apologizes to the Houston Rockets After Game 6 Win

Stephen A. Smith is one of those personalities that you either love or hate. He can be brash, loud, in your face, and unapologetic with his sometimes outlandish opinions. He can also be insightful and intelligent at times (just not on that crappy show he does with Skip Bayless). After the Houston Rockets made an improbable come from behind win over the Los Angeles Clippers Thursday...
Via FatManWriting
17 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN needs to be held accountable for Stephen A. Smith… especially when they pay him $3 million per year

The sports media story receiving the most scrutiny this week has been ESPN’s polar opposite approach to Floyd Mayweather in anticipation of his big fight with Manny Pacquiao. In one corner, ESPN has been airing and promoting a series of interviews with Mayweather and noted Mayweather apologist Stephen A. Smith.  In those interviews, Smith acts as Mayweather’s personal PR man...
Via Awful Announcing
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Problematic Stephen A Smith comments on Floyd Mayweather and domestic violence come to light

Stephen A. Smith continues to illustrate the very worst of ESPN’s coverage of Floyd Mayweather and domestic violence. As noted this week, Smith’s exclusive interview with Mayweather completely avoided the topic; while ESPN has had strong commentary and analysis on Mayweather’s past of domestic violence elsewhere from the likes of Outside The Lines, Sarah Spain and Keith Olbermann...
Via Awful Announcing
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather, Stephen A. Smith Drop Hot Jordan Vs. LeBron Takes (Video)

Floyd Mayweather and Stephen A. Smith are a match made in heaven. One is trash-talking professional boxer preparing for an epic May 2 showdown with Manny Pacquaio. The other is a loudmouth ESPN analyst who will tell you his opinion about literally everything. So when Mayweather recently granted Smith an all-access pass, it didn’t take long for the two to start firing off hot takes...
Via NESN.com
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Stephen A. Smith makes more than the average NFL player

Earlier this week we told you about Stephen A. Smith’s new contract with ESPN that ensures he’ll be hurting your eardrums for several more years.  Now comes this tidbit from ESPN sage Jim Miller.  Smith’s salary in his new contract is greater than $3 million dollars. Three.  Million.  Dollars.  To yell and scream about sports on television.  Three.  Million.  Dollars...
Via Awful Announcing
January 22, 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: The University Of Florida Paid ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith 26K To Speak

The University of Florida embraced debate Wednesday night. The Gators brought First Take‘s Stephen A. Smith to campus for a speaking engagement.  The loud-mouthed ESPN personality did not come cheaply. According to his contract, published today by Deadspin, Smith was paid $26,500 for his appearance. Smith, 47, spoke for 45 minutes, answered questions for 15 minutes and attended...
Via College Spun
November 13, 2014  |  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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