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Stephen A. Smith Apologized For His Comments On Domestic Violence

Stephen A. Smith had quite a whirlwind last few days. The entire Internet has come down on him for supposedly blaming women for domestic violence. Then he apparently left ESPN Radio for Sirius, fueling speculation that it was related to his rant. On Monday morning, he opened First Take with a succinct and straightforward apology for his words and tweets.

Stephen A. Smith apologizes for remarks that seemed to blame women for domestic violence

22 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Stephen A. Smith opened ESPN’s “First Take” on Monday with an apology for comments he made last week in the wake of Ray Rice’s two-game suspension from the NFL, suggesting that women are to blame for domestic violence against them. Smith sounded the same points he made in attempts at clarification on Twitter on Friday […]

ESPN's First Take Opens With Horseshit Apology From Stephen A. Smith

22 hours agoSports : Deadspin

This morning's Very Special Edition of First Take began with a scripted and seemingly pre-recorded apology from panelist Stephen A. Smith regarding the very dumb things he said about domestic violence last week. It was... unconvincing. Read more...

ESPN Host Apologizes For Suggesting Women Provoke Domestic Violence

On Friday, ESPN host Stephen A. Smith angered many when he suggested that women provoke domestic violence during a discussion of the NFL and how it handled a domestic dispute involving Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice. ESPN has said that Smith will not be suspended for the remarks. Show More Summary

Stephen A. Smith -- APOLOGIZES for Dom. Violence Comments ... 'Foolish Is an Understatement'

22 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : TMZ.com

Stephen A. Smith says his boneheaded comments about domestic violence were "foolish" -- and this morning he went back on ESPN to beg for forgiveness. Smith got himself in some pretty deep trouble on Friday -- and really pissed off his ESPN

Video: Stephen A. Smith apologizes for domestic violence comments

22 hours agoSports : Awful Announcing

ESPN’s first statement on the controversy that has enveloped the network after Stephen A. Smith’s comments on domestic violence amounted to an advertisement for Monday’s First Take.  There, Smith would address the controversy. Monday’s First Take opened with what appeared to be a taped apology from Smith on set alone with Cari Champion.  After Smith […]

Ray Rice is not appealing suspension

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice did not appeal his two-game suspension from the NFL, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. This move was not a surprise considering Rice received a lighter punishment than expected. Rice,...Show More Summary

Redskins sign Everette Brown

Everette Brown has landed with yet another NFC East club. According to ESPN’s John Keim, the Redskins have reached a deal with the 26-year-old Brown, who likely will play outside linebacker in Washington’s 3-4 scheme. Brown (6-1, 263) appeared in seven games for Dallas in 2013, recording 10 tackles and one sack. The Cowboys released…

Byron Scott Says Los Angeles Lakers 'Better Be Ready to Play Some Defense'

Byron Scott is wasting little time in reminding the Los Angeles Lakers there are two sides to every basketball court. The former Laker and 2007-08 Coach of the Year was officially hired Saturday to replace Mike D'Antoni, as per ESPN Los Angeles' Ramona Shelburne. Show More Summary

Diomansy Kamara signs for a 3rd division Italian team after fans’ Facebook campaign

Credit to ESPN FC for unearthing this story. Italian minnows U.S. Catanzaro 1929 pulled off a headline-grabbing signing on Sunday when former Fulham, Portsmouth and West Brom forward Diomansy Kamara joined the 3rd division outfit. Kamara, now 33, was previously a player for Catanzaro back in 1999-2001, when he scored nine goals in 34 games for the club. […]

Chris Rainey cut for disciplinary reasons, not football reasons

For the second time in his brief NFL career, running back Chris Rainey has been cut for off-field reasons. Rainey was cut by the Colts today for violating team rules, Adam Schefter ?of ESPN reports. Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star adds that the release is conduct related and that head coach Chuck Pagano plans…

Joakim Noah should OK for training camp

Here’s ESPN Chicago reporting good news for the Bulls: Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah says he will be “ready” for training camp as he continues rehabbing from arthroscopic left knee surgery. “I feel pretty good,” Noah told ESPNChicago.com on Sunday during a promotional event for Adidas. “Obviously I have a ways to go, but I’m excited. When [...]

MNF moments, No. 42: 'Broncos Blizzard'

To celebrate the 45th season of "Monday Night Football," a panel of ESPN.com contributors has selected the 45 most memorable moments in MNF history. Follow along as we reveal one per day and count down the number of days to this season's MNF debut. No. Show More Summary

MLB Rumors: Latest Buzz on Potential Matt Kemp Trade and More

Fresh off a three-game sweep of the rival San Francisco Giants, the now first-place Los Angeles Dodgers could be looking to move Matt Kemp for an ace on the mound. Gordon Edes of ESPN.com writes: He [Kemp] has had debilitating ankleShow More Summary

ESPN panel asks: Can Daniel Sturridge step up for Liverpool?

There is a lot of pressure on Daniel Sturridge for the coming season. In 2013/2014, Sturridge was very much the junior partner in the fabulously successful SAS partnership with Luis Suarez. With Suarez departing for Barcelona there was always going to be huge focus on Sturridge. So far, Liverpool have brought in Rickie Lambert, who […]

Stephen A. Smith leaving ESPN Radio for SiriusXM

Stephen A. Smith is polarizing. Whether he’s on First Take or ESPN Radio in New York, he always garners a reaction. So imagine him on another national platform like SiriusXM radio. It’s about to happen. The New York Daily News reports that Smith will be joining the “Mad Dog Radio” channel and host his own show […]

This isn’t the first time Stephen A. Smith has blamed women for domestic violence

Stephen A. Smith is expected to further explain his views about domestic violence Monday morning, a day after it was noted that he made similar comments two years ago and after news broke that he may be parting with ESPN, at least as far as the radio portion of his job goes. Smith, who created […]

Apple Close to Acquiring Radio Streaming Service Swell for $30 Million

Apple is close to acquiring talk radio curation service Swell for about $30 million, reports Re/code. Swell's iOS app launched last year and allows users to listen to streaming audio from iTunes, NPR, ABC, ESPN and others through a design...Show More Summary

Video: ESPN's Hannah Storm gets 'In Focus' with UFC champ 'Rowdy' Ronda Rousey

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight champion "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey was a featured guest for the recent SportsCenter special "In Focus With Hannah Storm," which goes beyond the nuts and bolts of standard mixed martial arts (MMA) interviews and revealed a softer side to the undefeated judoka. Show More Summary

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