SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has apologized to the organization and its fans after receiving a nine-game suspension from the NFL for a series of off-field legal issues.
On Friday, the NFL announced the nine-game suspension that has been imposed on 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith, for multiple violations of the personal-conduct policy and substance-abuse policy. On Saturday, the NFLPA issued a statement on Smith’s behalf. “I apologize to my teammates, coaches, the entire 49ers organization and 49ers fans for not being able to…
Media responses to tragedies are often imperfect. But in their reactions to Robin Williams' suicide, Shepard Smith of Fox News and radio host Rush Limbaugh may take the cake for inappropriateness. The two men's comments on Williams'Show More Summary
Presumably closeted Fox News anchor Shepard Smith has apologized for the disgusting rant he went on during televised coverage of Robin Williams’ death this week, in which he accused the late actor of being a “coward” and selfish father, among other things. Mere hours after news of Williams’ death broke, Smith got up on his […]
"I spent an entire hour talking about how much this man affected people’s lives and brought greatness to this world. I was just wondering aloud what could have made this man want to end it all. And it reminds us that we all have responsibility as friends and neighbors to help take responsibility to prevent this from happening. Show More Summary
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Someone is doing damage control! Shep Smith has issued an apology today for calling Robin Williams a coward yesterday after finding out the actor committed suicide. The FOX News anchor was covering the story less than eight hours after reports of the death surfaced, when he started to talk about how Robin's children must be feeling. Shep originally [...]
Shepard Smith and Todd Bridges are both backing off critical comments they made in the wake of Robin Williams' suicide. First, upon reporting news of the star's death yesterday, the Fox News anchor editorialized on air, asking of Williams...Show More Summary
Robin Williams killed himself because he was... a "coward"? Fox News host Shepard Smith suggested as much on the air yesterday, and later issued an apology "to the core of my being" once Twitter lashed out at him, Mediaite reports. As reported by Raw Story, Shepard talked about the joy...
The newsman used the word "coward" to describe Williams' suicide Monday, just hours after the 63-year-old was found dead. Smith apologized Tuesday, saying, "I would never presume to know anything about his private life."
Fox News anchor Shepard Smith on Monday characterized Robin Williams as “such a coward,” while reporting what was then the apparent suicide of the beloved actor and comedian. The manner of Robin Williams’ death has since been confirmed by the Marin County, California, Sheriff’s Department. A coroner said Tuesday morning that Williams hanged himself with
And now, out of respect, a millisecond of silence. Shepard Smith has apologized in a statement for speculating on the air as to how Robin Williams could be "such a coward" as to commit suicide and leave his adult children behind in this world. Show More Summary
"Something inside you is so horrible or you’re such a coward or whatever the reason that you decide that you have to end it. Robin Williams, at 63, did that today."
Did Stephen A. Smith deserve that weeklong suspension? He doesn’t deny going a little off the rails with his First Take commentary on Ray Rice, domestic violence, and not provoking a beating, only the apology efforts weren’t enough…Continue
Turns out that Stephen A. Smith's apology for comments made about domestic violence and how women needed to make sure they don't "provoke" an attack was not enough to prevent ESPN from handing out their own discipline.
ESPN has suspended commentator Stephen A. Smith for a week after he made some controversial remarks about domestic violence (that he apologized for yesterday).
Stephen A. Smith has been on the apology circuit after some said he crossed a line while speaking on Ray Rice’s domestic abuse allegations. “The View” host Whoopi Goldberg has chimed in on Smith’s behalf, though, saying that he was right in telling women not to provoke men. Stephen A. Smith, of course, has been
An on-air-apology was issued by Stephen A.Smith on Monday for offensive comments he made regarding the role women play in their own domestic abuse cases, The Guardian is reporting today. The on-air-sports analyst made a grave mistake when he suggested that women should be careful not to provoke men to hit them. The comments were
For ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, it looks like an apology for his comments last week about men who are “provoked” to hit women will do.
Is Whoopi right? Whoopi Goldberg Defends Stephen A. Smith On Domestic Violence Via Mediaite reports: ESPN host Stephen A. Smith apologized today for his comments about domestic violence, but he also found a defender today in Whoopi Goldberg, who