We told you yesterday about sports news reporter Stephen A. Smith‘s thoughtless comments about domestic violence.
Well it looks like a slip of the tongue has caused Stephen his job for the time being.
Via TMZ reports:
ESPN is yanking Stephen A. Smith off the air for the comments he made about women and domestic violence last week.
The network says Smith will not appear on his show “First Take” or on ESPN Radio for a week. During a discussion last week about Ray Rice’s suspension — Stephen A. said he would tell women to make sure they’re not doing anything “to provoke wrong actions” … in addition to telling men what NOT to do.
This morning on “First Take” Smith apologized — and ESPN released a statment, saying … “We will continue to have constructive dialogue on this important topic. Stephen’s comments last Friday do not reflect our company’s point of view.”
The network continued … “As his apology demonstrates, he recognizes his mistakes and has a deeper appreciation of our company values.”
Smith’s comments also infuriated fellow ESPN anchor Michelle Beadle. She’s yet to react to his suspension.